Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology
The Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology was established in 2010 to enable the University to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in neuro-oncology. This chair is one of six honorary positions that will help establish a new venture: UW Medicine’s Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
The center will be dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system tumors, and its faculty will coordinate the efforts of several departments involved in patient care and research in neuro-oncology. The Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology will improve research regarding the diagnosis and treatment of patients, especially (but not limited to) those with brain tumors.
This endowment honors Carrie and James Rhodes’ grandparents: the late emeritus faculty member Dr. Ellsworth C. “Buster” Alvord, Jr., and his wife, Nancy D. Alvord. The Alvords, the Rhodes family, and other members of the extended Alvord family have shown tremendous dedication to UW Medicine. With many gifts made to support research, faculty positions and patient care, the Rhodes family and their grandparents have made generous investments in the Department of Pathology, Harborview Medical Center and other areas at UW Medicine. The creation of this chair also will serve to increase the Rhodes family’s already substantial legacy to UW Medicine.
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