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Myra S. Meyer Professorship in Mood Disorders

CONSTANCE and ALAN BUERGER, longtime supporters of Johns Hopkins, are the parents of two grown sons and grandparents of three granddaughters. The Buergers created Coventry, beginning this country’s secondary life insurance market. They reside in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and divide their time between family, business and philanthropy.

After their younger son was admitted to Hopkins and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Connie and Alan developed an ongoing relationship with the hospital – establishing The Buerger Family Fund for Bipolar Research, The Young Investigators Fund and The Buerger Family Scholar at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute. The new Myra S. Meyer Professorship in Mood Disorders, honoring Connie’s mother, and in memory of her parents, Myra S. and Andrew C. Meyer, takes another serious step to hasten understanding of bipolar disorder.

The Buergers are confident that together with the outstanding doctors at Hopkins, we will be able to improve the lives of those patients who face adversity and bravely fight back. As Connie’s mother, a caring, wise woman of infinite spirit, would say, “Count that day lost whose low descending sun finds from your hand no loving kindness done.”