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Alex Grass Professorship in Oncology

GrassAlexEttingerALEX GRASS (at left in this picture, with Dr. Ettinger on the right) founded the Rite Aid Corporation, which boasts a chain of drugstores, and served as its chairman and CEO from 1962 to 1995. A noted philanthropist and civic leader, he was chairman of the board of governors for the Jewish Agency for Israel and of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from which he received an honorary doctorate in 2000. Prior to his death in 2009, he was chairman and CEO of Fleer/Skybox, a sports card company, and of Oak Hall, supplier of academic robes. Mr. Grass, a longtime supporter of Johns Hopkins, endowed a professorship in oncology to show his admiration for the work of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, especially Dr. David Ettinger.