DAVID HALL MCCONNELL PROFESSORSHIP OF UROLOGY
Established in 1973 by H.P. John and Dorys McConnell Duberg in memory of her father

Image Credit: Avon Products, Inc. DAVID HALL McCONNELL (right), Mrs. Duberg's father, was founder of the Avon Corporation. H.P. JOHN DUBERG (pictured below) and his wife, DORYS McCONNELL DUBERG, in addition to establishing this professorship, endowed fellowships at the Brady Urological Institute, made possible the renovation of the Marburg Building in order to provide for relocation of the institute, and contributed generously and frequently toward the purchase of much-needed laboratory equipment.

 

Both Admiral and Mrs. Duberg were patients of Dr. W.W. Scott, whose diagnosis and care they credited with having saved their lives. When Mrs. Duberg died, Admiral Duberg established the Dorys McConnell Duberg Trust in her memory. He died in 1990. This trust and continued generosity from Admiral Duberg have provided essential support for the research mission of the Brady Urological Institute. Mrs. Duberg's son, JOHN B. FAILE, also contributed to this endowment.

 

ALAN PARTIN, 1988 (PhD), Med 1989, the David Hall McConnell Professor of Urology, has published more than 400 scientific articles, serves on numerous editorial boards and is editor-in-chief of Urology and editor of Campbell-Walsh urology text. Dr. Partin's clinical and research efforts are focused on helping men make critical decisions regarding the diagnosis, treatment and quality-of-life issues surrounding prostate cancer. An All-American football player before enrolling at Hopkins, Dr. Partin completed his PhD and medical training at the university. He has been honored with many awards, including the Hopkins Young Investigators Award, the Pfizer Scholars in Urology Award in 1996 and the "Gold-Cystoscope" award in 2001. In 2004, Dr. Partin was named director of the Department of Urology and the Brady Urological Institute, and urologist-in-chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.