The Eunice G. John, MD, Endowed Lecture to Carry On the Legacy of a Revered Teacher and Mentor
The Eunice G. John, MD, Endowed Lecture has been established in memory of a revered leader in kidney transplant innovations and outcomes. She was known for advancing the nephrology field by teaching and mentoring. This fund to bring experts to the UIC campus to share their groundbreaking ideas has been established in the name of Dr. John, who herself was sought after throughout the world as an invited speaker. She received such funding as CkID and NIH grants for her research, which resulted in many publications. She used such roles as being chief of pediatric nephrology and medical director of pediatric transplant at UI Health to help others to succeed. As a testament to her excellence, she received 15 teaching and mentoring awards, more than 15 service awards, and 5 patient care awards from UI Health. Her impressive record of scholarly activities includes being the first Chicago physician to start long-term peritoneal dialysis and to use the double lumen catheter of hemodialysis in children in the early 1980s, as well as being on a team that performed the first pediatric living-donor bowel transplant. This lectureship will continue her tradition of exchanging dynamic ideas.