RAINEY PROFESSORSHIP IN PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY
Established in 1992 with a gift made in 1984 by John Faulkner Rainey and his wife, Caroline Stringer Rainey

When his grandson was diagnosed with leukemia, JOHN F. RAINEY, Med 1933, called Johns Hopkins and was assured that the boy was getting proper care. Indeed, the grandson recovered, and Dr. and Mrs. Rainey developed a lasting friendship with Hopkins pediatric hematologist William H. Zinkham, the first to hold this professorship. The Raineys' 1984 gift to create this chair was invested by the university and in 1992 fully funded the establishment of the Rainey Professorship. Dr. Rainey, who died in 1996 at the age of 89, had been in private practice since 1937, primarily in Anderson, South Carolina, where he served as chief of staff of the Anderson Memorial Hospital and president of the Anderson County Medical Society.

 

His wife, CAROLINE ("CALLIE") S. RAINEY, was active in community affairs as a founding trustee of the South Carolina State Museum and a founder and leader of many cultural organizations in Anderson. She also owned an antiques business and participated in the management of a textile mill founded by her father. She died in 1990.

 

JAMES F. CASELLA, the Rainey Professor of Pediatric Hematology, supervises several labs investigating the cellular and molecular basis of pediatric blood-borne diseases. Dr. Casella is seeking to develop a mouse model for further evaluation of new therapies, using techniques of molecular biology. A member of the faculty since 1983, he has been awarded the Alexander "Buck" Schaffer Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of House Officers. He directs the Johns Hopkins/St. Agnes Comprehensive Hemophilia Clinic, which he created with a colleague to improve care for patients with the disease.