Levine Appointed to the Helen McWhorter Chair in Small Animal Medicine
Posted September 03, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. Jonathan Levine, associate
professor in neurology at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), has recently been
appointed to the Helen McWhorter Chair in Small Animal
"Dr. Levine is an established leader not only on
our veterinary neurology service, but also within the neurology
discipline," said Dr. Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine. "His translational research approach is
building impactful collaborations with his counterparts in human
medicine in an effort to improve the health of both animals and
people. He is truly deserving of this recognition. Recognizing
outstanding faculty through a chair appointment such as the Helen
McWhorter Chair in Small Animal Medicine is tremendously beneficial
to the college and we are grateful for the support received from
this endowed chair."
A chair is established to support and enhance the
professional activities of an accomplished faculty member. The
chair is usually created by a donation that is placed into an
endowment, where the funds are invested and earnings from the
investment are used to support the faculty member's work. The
principal amount from the donation is not spent, and will remain in
place to provide support.
“The support from endowed chairs allows us to
recruit and retain the finest faculty members,” said Dr. Guy
Sheppard, Director of Development at the CVM.
Ms. McWhorter, who was a generous benefactor to the
CVM from Baytown, Texas, established this endowed chair and another
generous scholarship endowment through a gift from her will. In
addition to her support of the CVM, Ms. McWhorter also placed her
dogs to be cared for at the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care
Center when she was no longer able to do so.
“I am humbled and honored to receive the McWhorter
Chair in Small Animal Medicine,” said Levine. “This will be a
tremendous resource to further develop and support our programs in
For more information about the Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our website at
vetmed.tamu.edu or join us on Facebook.
Megan Palsa, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Communications, Media & Public
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