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Developments from the Development Office

The Department of Medicine Development team, in partnership with exceptional faculty, staff and academic leaders, produced outstanding philanthropic results raising $28.8M in fiscal year 2019. Our collaboration resulted in numerous transformational donor stories. Here are a few highlights:

  • An anonymous donor has committed to supporting four faculty members as Center for Innovative Medicine (CIM) Scholars. Each of the four faculty work in different areas within the Department of Medicine, but they share a passionate focus on individualized patient care. This funding will provide them with time and resources for research and other projects that will enhance their practice.
  • Nancy Grasmick (SOE ’80) made a generous commitment to the Department of Medicine Osler Housestaff Program to establish the Lou and Nancy Grasmick Physician-Scientist Scholarship Fund. The fund will support the research efforts of an Osler resident (or residents) annually.
  • The late Ann Dana Kusch has established the Multidisciplinary Program for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Research in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, under the direction of Drs. Sonye Danoff and Stephen Mathai. The Ann Dana Kusch Program offers the unique opportunity for Drs. Danoff and Mathai to develop new clinical strategies and therapies for those suffering from both ILD and PH.
  • Sherrilyn Fisher has generously funded the Fisher Center Discovery Programs and the Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases in the Division of Infectious Diseases. This gift will fund the Fisher Center Programs for one year to support the center and to fund projects led by investigators focused on novel research related to environmental infectious diseases.

Thank you for all that you do to advance the human condition. Together, with philanthropy, we can do that much more. We encourage you to contact our office to explore how philanthropic support can benefit your research, clinical program and patient care.

Kimberly Constantine – [email protected], 410-550-9880
Executive Director, Department of Medicine

Donna Bolin – [email protected], 410-550-9893
Infectious Diseases


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