$1M Gift Honors KU Medical Center Leader

(KAKE)--The KU Endowment has received a $1 million gift to establish a professorship in a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses disease at the cellular level.

The professorship in the field of cytopathology will be named for Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center and executive dean of the KU School of Medicine.

The medical school says the donor wishes to remain anonymous.

Atkinson says she is overwhelmed and moved by the gift and the professorship that will carry her name. She worked as a pathologist before devoting the past decade mainly to administration at the medical center.

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