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Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professorship of Urology

School of Medicine

Established in 1988 by Catherine Iola Michael in memory of her husband

SmithJMichaelJ. SMITH MICHAEL was president and board chairman of the First National Bank of Aberdeen, later acquired by Equitable Trust Company. Mr. Michael died in 1978.

MichaelCatherineWith his wife, CATHERINE IOLA MICHAEL, he was a generous donor to the Brady Urological Institute where he had been a patient. Both grew up in Harford County, Maryland, where Mrs. Michael was active in business and civic affairs. She served on the advisory board of the former Equitable Bank and was a charter member of the Liriodendron Foundation, a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of old houses in the country.


Held by Shawn E. Lupold

SHAWN E. LUPOLD, PhD, is an associate professor of urology and oncology and the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology. He serves as co-director of the Prostate Cancer Program for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Lupold was trained as a Pre-IRTA fellow in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute and received his PhD in pharmacology and molecular sciences from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He further trained in prostate cancer research as a postdoctoral fellow in The Brady Urological Research Institute at Johns Hopkins.

The focus of the Lupold laboratory is noncoding RNAs and RNA-based therapeutics. The laboratory applies cutting edge techniques to study the role of noncoding RNAs in prostate cancer biology and to develop new approaches for cancer diagnostics, prognostics, and therapy.