Two faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been given the title Distinguished Professor. They were nominated for the honor – the highest honor that CU bestows on its own faculty members – by colleagues at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
Carol Rumack, MD, professor of radiology and associate dean for Graduate Medical Education, and Wendy Kohrt, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Nancy Anschutz Chair in Women’s Health Research, have been named Distinguished Professors. The CU Board of Regents approved the honor at its Nov. 12 meeting.
They join a group of 118 faculty members from across CU’s four campuses who have received the honor since 1977. A formal recognition ceremony by the CU System and the Board of Regents is planned for February.
According to the CU System list of Distinguished Professors, there have been 27 CU School of Medicine professors to receive the honor, and only three women among them. Rumack holds the distinction of being the first woman with an MD from the SOM to be named Distinguished Professor; previous female recipients have had PhDs.