Noted Scientist Joins George Fox Faculty

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Kent Thornburg, a 1967 graduate of George Fox and a distinguished scientist, joined the university in December as a scholarly mentor, research consultant and liaison to the greater scientific community.

Thornburg, who is professor of medicine and director of the Center for Developmental Health at the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, has also served on advisory boards for organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the National Children’s Heart Foundation.

At George Fox, he will participate in an annual undergraduate biology and biochemistry research seminar and present occasional thematic lectures.

In addition, Thornburg’s unique position will promote collaboration between George Fox scientists and those in the greater scientific community.