Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has announced the establishment of the Tavistock Distinguished Professor Chair for the Scientific Director of Sanford-Burnham at Lake Nona. The inaugural holder is Dr. Daniel Kelly. The $3 million endowment of the chair was made possible with funding from the Lake Nona Land Co. LLC’s original philanthropy pledge, which helped to attract the Institute to Orlando in 2006. Kelly is founding scientific director and senior vice president of the Institute’s Lake Nona campus, as well as professor and director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Center. He is credited with attracting a prestigious faculty to the Institute’s Lake Nona campus and helping to fuel rapid growth of the region’s emerging life-sciences cluster.
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