Timothy P. Cripe MD, PhD, was presented with the Gordon Teter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer on July 26, 2013.
The Gordon Teter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer was established in memory of Gordon Teter, who served as Chief Executive Officer of Wendy’s International from 1991 until his untimely death in 1999. Wendy’s was the title sponsor of the Wendy’s Championship for Children LPGA tournament from 2001-2004. This tournament brought the best women golfers to Central Ohio and shined the spotlight on the need for supporting the fight against childhood cancer. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament along with other tournament related events made Endowed Chair a reality. The Gordon Teter Endowed Chair was established in 2002 to recruit / support the efforts of the pediatric cancer program at Nationwide Children’s.
Dr. Cripe is the 2nd holder of the Gordon Teter Chair. He is division chief of Hematology/Oncology & BMT, principal investigator in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, and faculty for the Hematology, Oncology and BMT Fellowship Program.
Endowed chairs represent the highest honor an academic physician can achieve. They match the vision of a benefactor with the vision of a clinician or researcher to make a lasting impact on pediatric medicine.