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Allam Professor of Equine Medicine: Virginia Reef

Dr. Virginia Reef has been appointed the Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professor of Equine Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine. "I am very pleased to make this announcement for Dr. Reef is a distinguished member of our faculty and one of the most accomplished equine cardiologists in the world," said Dean Alan Kelly. "The new chair was made possible through Betty Moran's generous investment in the School many years ago. It is the third endowed chair to go to a woman at the School."

Dr. Reef joined Penn's New Bolton Center in 1979 as an intern in large animal medicine and surgery after graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. Following her internship and a residency in large animal medicine, she joined the faculty as a lecturer in medicine in 1982. In 1985, Dr. Reef introduced diagnostic ultrasound at New Bolton Center. She was appointed assistant professor in 1986, associate professor in 1990 and full professor in 1996. Dr. Reef was appointed to her current position as director of large animal cardiology in 1981. In 1995 she was appointed chief, Section of Sports Medicine and Imaging at New Bolton Center, and she is an executive board member of the Allam Center for Equine Sports Medicine at the School.

The Mark Whittier and Lila Griswold Allam Professorship in Equine Medicine is the 19th endowed professorship at the School of Veterinary Medicine.






  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 6, October 1, 2002