A Kansas University philosophy professor and the director of KU Medical Center’s Liver Center will be honored with Chancellor’s Club awards this week.
Richard De George, a university distinguished professor of philosophy, and Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, a pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics professor at KUMC, will be recognized Friday at the annual Chancellor’s Club celebration.
The awards honor excellence in teaching and research.
De George has been a member of the KU faculty since 1959, and has been a distinguished professor since 1972. He was one of the founders of KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities.
Wan was recruited to KUMC in 2003, and has been the director of the Liver Center and the leader of the Cancer Biology Program at KUMC since 2007. Her research focuses on retinoic acid — an agent clinically used to treat and prevent cancer — and its receptors in regulating liver functions and disease processes.