When most think of Mark J. Rosen, MD, Master FCCP, so many words come to mind: master educator, astute and caring clinician, researcher, mentor, leader. We recall his generosity, kindness, honesty, brilliance, and sense of humor.
Mark loved CHEST. He gave so much to the organization and was happy to do so. He was one of the rare Past Presidents who contributed even more after his presidency than during or before. Mark left an enormous footprint on CHEST’s educational programs, including the CHEST Annual Meeting, Pulmonary Board Review, and SEEK. He was instrumental in building our international educational programs and a key player in empowering our Chinese colleagues in establishing pulmonary fellowships in their country. Much of what we have all accomplished at CHEST and in pulmonary medicine is directly related to the wonderful mentors we have had in the organization, and Mark was certainly one of the most prominent.
Mark introduced many of us to so many friends and mentors. He especially did this for hundreds of trainees and junior faculty throughout his career. What made him most happy was seeing his trainees and mentees succeed – Mark was THE example of an outstanding mentor. After his passing, and in recognition of his work that can and will live on, the CHEST Foundation has established an endowment with a major focus that truly honors Mark’s most memorable traits – the Rosen International Scholarship Fund
Mark always believed the core strength of the college was education. The CHEST Foundation is endowing the Rosen International Scholarship and raising $100,000 to support deserving international clinicians. This endowed fund will directly support international CHEST members’ travel to the CHEST Annual Meeting affording CHEST’s world-class educational and mentorship opportunities to members who could not otherwise attend.
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