Dr. Lyonel G. Israels Chair in Hematology
The Dr. Lyonel G. Israels Chair in Hematology was created to provide leadership, scholarship and mentorship in the areas of benign and malignant hematology and immunology. The role is currently held by:
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"On March 14, 2016 the University of Manitoba received two gifts of $1 million each to create the Lyonel G. Israels Professorship, a unique professorship in Hematology.
Dr. Israels [MD/49; MSc/50; DSc(Honoris Causa)/99] was a renowned and beloved physician, researcher and mentor throughout his career at the University of Manitoba (read more about him here). The $2-million Professorship in his honour was made possible by generous donations from the pharmaceutical company Bayer, and his family."1
"With a recent contribution of $1 million from the department of internal medicine and 70 individual gifts totalling more than $175,000, the professorship has become an endowed chair.
The purpose of the Dr. Lyonel G. Israels Chair in Hematology, which has a term of five years, is to provide leadership, scholarship and mentorship in the areas of benign and malignant hematology and immunology."2