Announcing Richmond’s First Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research

The Connor's Heroes Foundation Board of Directors, along with co-founders Steve and Lisa Goodwin, are delighted to welcome to Richmond Seth J. Corey, M.D., M.P.H, as the first endowed chair in pediatric cancer research. He will conduct research at the VCU Massey Cancer Center with funding provided, in part, by the Connor's Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. His position starts effective October 1, 2015. In honor of this important announcement, Connor's Heroes produced a new video to showcase the programs we provide to more than 100 families each year who are in treatment at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Featuring parents who've been helped by Connor's Heroes as well as Lisa and Connor Goodwin, this five minute video reminds you how easy it is to be a hero to a child battling cancer and why we need research focused on cancer's youngest heroes.

   Dr. Corey received his undergraduate degree from Yale and his medical and graduate degrees from Tulane. He completed his residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After his fellowship in Boston, he spent 10 years at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 6 years as Chief of Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma  at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the last 8 years at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago as the Murphy-Rosen Research Professor of Cancer Biology and Chemotherapy.
Dr. Corey has served on numerous committees, received many Top Doctor awards, served on loads of editorial and review boards, is a grant reviewer for many organizations including NIH, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, American Cancer Society, and more. He is a prolific author and speaker, publishing well over 100 articles and, most recently a book.
Dr. Corey and his Alejandra, have four grown children, Leah, Max, Tomás, and Federico.