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Simpson Chair in Equine Medicine, 1995
The Marilyn M. Simpson Chair in Equine Medicine at the School for Veterinary Medicine was established in 1995 through a gift from the Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trusts. Simpson, philanthropist and granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., directed much of her energy toward animal causes prior to her death in 1980.
The chair supports faculty research in equine medicine at the veterinary school's Hospital for Large Animals.
Dr. Carl Kirker-Head was named the first holder of the chair in 1999.
Source: TA, Winter 1996
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