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School of Medicine - Established December 2000
The Brown Chair of Cancer Biology is used to recruit a translational
scientist who works in the area of gene therapy. The state's Research
Challenge Trust Fund matched the gift.
The James Graham Brown
Foundation was incorporated in 1954 from the assets of Brown, an area
entrepreneur who made most of his wealth in the timber industry.
foundation supports projects in the fields of civic affairs, economic
development, education and health in Kentucky.
In 2002 the
foundation pledged the largest single gift in the university's history
-- $15 million to support cancer research and patient care.
foundation pledged an additional $15 million in 2004 to the cancer
center's Finding Answers to Cancer campaign.