Professorship Gift Strengthens Immunology Research
Longtime Tufts supporter Paul Chervinsky, A48, M52, A77P, J79P, and his late wife, Elaine Chervinsky, A77P, J79P, deepened their commitment to medical research and education by endowing the Paul and Elaine Chervinsky Professorship in Immunology. Their generous gift supports in perpetuity faculty at the School of Medicine whose research is related to immunology.
A proud “double Jumbo”, Chervinsky was medical director and principal investigator at Northeast Medical Research Associates Inc., one of the largest clinical research centers in the US. He received Tufts University’s Distinguished Service Award in 1978 in recognition of his extraordinary service to Tufts and professional excellence. His Chervinsky Professorship is among the 62 professorship funds established at the university to date during the Brighter World campaign.
Linden Hu, MD, is the inaugural Paul and Elaine Chervinsky Professor of Immunology. The Hu lab studies the pathogenesis of Lyme disease. They look at how the Lyme disease bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi adapts to different host environments, as well as the host immune response to the bacterium. Hu is co-director of the Tufts University Lyme Disease Initiative, a multidisciplinary effort to eradicate Lyme disease. Hu’s work has led to more than 20 NIH grants totaling more than $35 million.
Join the School of Medicine for a celebration of Hu’s installation as the Chervinsky Professor on March 29, 2023! Click here for information