Fox Chase Cancer Center Endowed Chairs
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— Glenn F. Rall, PhD
Deputy Chief Academic Officer
Leader, Inflammation Working Group
Co-Leader, Immune Cell Development and Host Defense
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Created in 2005 and named for Herman O. West and Jesse R. Wike, University of Pennsylvania classmates who founded West Pharmaceuticals in the 1920s, this chair recognizes and supports and outstanding leader in cancer science and medicine who represents the highest standards of excellence.
J. Robert Beck, MD
Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. J. Robert Beck supervises the Office of Academic Programs, the Office of Corporate Partnerships, and the Institutional Review Board, as well as a number of core research facilities and information technology. He also chairs the Center's long-term strategic space planning.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Beck works with physicians and nurses to improve the delivery of clinical care in both the inpatient and outpatient departments, working closely with clinical department chairs, nursing, and senior administrative leaders to improve processes, quality, and safety in all patient-related areas.
Dr. Beck also helps foster academic collaboration with a wide variety of national and international universities, research institutions and oncologists. In addition, he has launched initiatives for more structured faculty development, mentoring, and educational activities.
For information about how to support Fox Chase's endowed funds, please contact:
Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111