Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships at the University of Chicago

Colleen M. Grogan has been named the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. Her research focuses on health policy and politics with a primary focus on the U.S. health care system and its complex entitlement programs. She is the author of Healthy Voices/ Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health Policy for the Poor (Georgetown University Press, 2007). Dr. Grogan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in health services research from the University of Minnesota.

Tara O. Henderson has been named the Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor in the department of pediatrics. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 2005. Her research focuses on the long-term outcomes of pediatric cancer survivors and has contributed to improvements in the understanding, management, and prevention of the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for these patients. Dr. Henderson earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Karen Kim has been named the Sara and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor in the department of medicine. She also serves as vice provost for research, associate director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and director of the Center for Asian Health Equity. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on generating the evidence to reduce cancer health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations by utilizing community-engaged health services research.

Noémie Ndiaye has been named the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Assistant Professor of Renaissance and Early Modern English Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr. Ndiaye’s work explores the relation between theater and the social, political, and cultural struggles of early modernity. She is the author of Scripts of Blackness: Early Modern Performance Culture and the Making of Race (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022). Dr. Ndiaye is a graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. She earned a Ph.D. at Columbia University in New York City.

Adriana Robertson has been named the first Donald N. Pritzker Professor at the university’s law school. She joined the faculty this summer after teaching at the University of Toronto. Her research areas include business law, law and economics, financial markets, and securities regulation. Dr. Robertson is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she majored in economics. She earned a juris doctorate at Yale Law School where she served on the board of the Yale Journal on Regulation and the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. She also holds a Ph.D. in finance from the Yale School of Management;.

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