McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Robert Parker, PhD, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Member of the Molecular Therapeutics/Drug Discovery Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and Member of the Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness Center in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, will become a William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor in Engineering for a term of 5 years.
As noted by McGowan Institute faculty member Steven Little, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor in the Departments of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Bioengineering, Immunology, and Ophthalmology:
“I am very proud that Bob’s leadership is being recognized by this Endowed Professorship. Amongst many other things, Bob has created the Systems Medicine focus in the Department with multiple collaborators through his grants from the NIH, DoE, and NSF. Bob’s total funding to date is now over $16M. He has published a number of papers in impressive journals. He is also responsible for multiple Departmental group grants including REU’s and GAANN’s. Bob is also one of the most beloved teachers by our students, and this past year scored an absolutely phenomenal 4.75 in ChemE 0500 (which was a course that he originally wasn’t even scheduled to teach), not to mention his new, highly innovative, ChemE 1933, Engineering a Craft Brewery. And BTW, Bob also was appointed as Vice Chair of Graduate Education in the Department this past year.”
Congratulations, Dr. Parker!