Richter, Fitzgerald named to newly endowed chairs

    Joel Richter, PhD         Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD UMass Medical School will invest two faculty members into newly endowed chairs next fall, Chancellor Michael F. Collins has announced. The chairs were approved by University of Massachusetts Board at its December meeting. Joel D. Richter, PhD, professor of molecular medicine, is the inaugural recipient of the Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience, which has been established thanks to the generosity of long-time Worcester resident Helen P. Koskinas and her family in support of cutting-edge research at UMass Medical School. “Dr. Richter is among the brightest stars in our renowned molecular medicine program, a highly accomplished scientist who is respected by his peers, students and mentees,” said Chancellor Collins. Mrs. Koskinas and her family also established the Arthur…


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