Former board member of Children’s Health, Gene Bishop, and his wife, Kathy, have made a commitment of approximately $6 million to support the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI).
A previous gift from the couple to support the CRI endowed the Kathryne and Gene Bishop Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research at Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern. Dr. Sean Morrison, director of the CRI, holds that chair.
CRI is home to an interdisciplinary group of over 85 scientists and physicians in seven laboratories who work at the interface of stem cell biology, cancer and metabolism. When completely funded with a $200 million endowment, 15 research laboratories and some 150 scientists will be searching for new treatments for devastating childhood diseases.
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop have actively supported Children’s Health for more than 40 years.