Endowed Chair: Robert A. Pritzker Professorship
Professor Keith Paulsen has been appointed the first Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering. The professorship recognizes faculty scholarship at the intersection of engineering and medicine, one of Thayer School’s main research focus areas.
Paulsen is a leading innovator of medical imaging technology and cancer therapeutics, primarily for the breast and brain. Along with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues, he has worked for more than 20 years to advance clinical science through the merging of engineering modeling methodology with an array of imaging techniques.
In addition to his appointment at Thayer School, Paulsen is also a professor of radiology at Dartmouth Medical School, director of the Dartmouth Advanced Imaging Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and co-director of the Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. He received his B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Thayer School in 1984 and 1986.
Tony Pritzker ’82 and his wife, Jeanne, endowed the professorship in honor of Tony’s uncle, Robert Pritzker, an industrial engineer who established The Marmon Group of companies. Tony is managing partner of The Pritzker Group private-equity firm.