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A “summer of giving”: Dr. Thomas Kosasa endows a host of professorships in OB-GYN
Date: August 17th, 2017 in Faculty, Giving, JABSOM News
Pictured above: Dr. Thomas “Tom” Kosasa and Dr. Ivica Zalud, OB-GYN Department Chair and Kosasa Endowed Chair.
This has been a summer of giving at the University of Hawai’i (UH) medical school for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-GYN).
Faculty within the department have delivered up several endowments to invest in the extraordinary work being done and to sustain the high quality performances which have become the norm in both education and patient care at OB-GYN.
Professor Emeritus Dr. Thomas Kosasa has spear-headed the philanthropic support by creating an Endowed Chair in OB-GYN, two Kosasa Professorships, a McCorriston Professorship (named after Kosasa’s mentor, the late Colin McCorriston, MD) and most recently establishing a third professorship – this one in Gynecological Oncology – at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).
On July 10, 2017, the Kosasa Endowed Chair of OB-GYN, Dr. Ivica Zalud, and Dr. Jerris Hedges, JABSOM Dean, announced Michael Carney, MD has been appointed the Kosasa Endowed Professor in Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Carney has served on the UH faculty for 16 years and is Chief of the Division of Gynecological Oncology. He has been praised as a terrific mentor to JABSOM students, residents and faculty during his tenure. Also on faculty at the UH Cancer Center, Dr. Carney has published 71 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been invited to present his research at national conferences.