Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology, was appointed the Beth L. Tross Professor in Epilepsy during a May 2 investiture ceremony.
The Beth L. Tross Epilepsy Professorship is made possible due to the generosity of Nathan and Beth Tross, of Highland Park, Illinois. Nathan earned a BA degree in economics from the UI in 1982, and he is president and chief investment officer of Tennyson Capital. He serves on the board of directors and the investment committee for the UI Center for Advancement. Beth attended the UI from 1978 to 1983 and is a third-generation Hawkeye. She taught Montessori preschool for 15 years and served as an advisory board member for the UI Stanley Museum of Art.