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Evelyn G. Glick Chair in Experimental Medicine


The Evelyn G. Glick Chair in Experimental Medicine was the first privately endowed professorial chair established at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. This donation from Mrs. Glick to the School of Medicine was commemorated in 1993 by a lecture by Gertrude Belle Elion, Nobel Laureate in Medicine. Dr. Elion's brilliant research in biochemical pharmacology led to the development of novel drugs used world-wide in the treatment of cancer, malaria, gout, and AIDS.

Evelyn Glick was actively involved in philanthropic ventures. "My philosophy is to give where it will do good in areas you believe in. I have enormous faith in medicine and biomedical research". At the University of Maryland she endowed a professorial chair in memory of her parents, Simon and Bessie Grollman, as well as visiting professorships in honor of her brothers Aaron and Ellis. Additionally, she established a fund to support a Scholar in basic cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center.

Remembering Mrs. Glick and her generosity to the School of Medicine, Shirley Strum Kenny, PhD, President of the University at Stony Brook, has observed: "Mrs. Glick was one of the most dynamic, energetic, and impressive people I have ever met. Full of life, she was able to give the gift of life through her philanthropy. The Evelyn Grollman Glick Chair in Experimental Medicine at Stony Brook University will prove instrumental in finding the causes and cures of cancer. Her legacy will live on through the research she has endowed".

Arthur P. Grollman, MD, Professor of Pharmacological Sciences and Professor of Medicine has occupied the Glick Chair since 1993. His investigations have contributed significantly to our understanding of carcinogenesis and of the action of drugs used in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Grollman was founding chairman of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences (1974-2000); under his leadership, the Department consistently ranked among the top pharmacology departments in the U.S. Before being recruited to Stony Brook, Dr. Grollman was Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, and Molecular Biology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins and Stanford University in the United States, the Weizmann Institute and Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and the National Cancer Research Institute in Japan.

Funds provided through the Glick Professorship enable Dr. Grollman and his colleagues in the Laboratory for Chemical Biology to apply exciting advances in structural biology and genomics to molecular carcinogenesis research. Currently, this research includes studies of DNA damage, mutagenesis, and DNA repair. A detailed description may be found on the Laboratory website.

Ms. Glick After Winning the Maryland State Women’s Golf Championship for the 5th Time