Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine
The Joy McCann Professorship is awarded to a female faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and mentoring of students, residents and fellow faculty members.
About the Professorship
In 2002, KU School of Medicine's Women in Medicine and Science (WIMS) Program received an endowment from Joy McCann Culverhouse and Robert Daugherty, M.D., through the Joy McCann Foundation. This endowment established the Joy McCann Professorship.
The professorship is awarded every three academic years to a female faculty member who has demonstrated leadership and shown a history of mentoring students, residents and fellow faculty members. Terms last three years.
The professorship is to be used to encourage, inspire, and reward female faculty in their academic careers and support the recipient's program plan for three years. The Joy McCann Professor recipient will receive an annual monetary award.
Current Joy McCann Professor in Medicine and Science
Lisa Gilmer, M.D.
2022-2025 Joy McCann Professor in Medicine and Science
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Lisa Gilmer was named the newest recipient of the University of Kansas Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine by Akinlolu Ojo, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine.
Dr. Gilmer's vision for the McCann professorship is to continue the legacy of the talented women who have received this professorship with regards to leadership, mentorship and academic promotion.
Previous University of Kansas Joy McCann Professors
2003 - 2006
2007 - 2010
2010 - 2013
2013 - 2016
2016 - 2019
Grace H. Shih, M.D. Professor
Questions about the Joy McCann Professorship?
For any questions about the Joy McCann Professorship, please contact Elizabeth Harner.