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GHSU professor with Camden ties to fill inaugural endowed chair
Focus will be on pediatric research
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Dr. Martha S. Tingen (right), formerly of Camden, has been tapped as the first Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Ga. The endowed chair is named in honor of Dr. Linder (left), a longtime pediatrics professor.
Dr. Martha S. Tingen, a graduate of Joseph Kershaw Academy and the daughter of Bruce and Mildred Smith of Evans, Ga., and formerly of Camden, has been named the inaugural Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta, Ga. Tingen is co-director of GHSU’s Child Health Discovery Institute and interim program leader of the Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program. The Linder Chair, which honors the 1963 GHSU graduate and associate dean emeritus, will primarily support Tingen's mentorship of junior pediatric faculty in successful research endeavors. Dr. Charles W. Linder’s first research project as a student at GHSU’s Medical College of Georgia in the early 1960s was studying how cigarette smoke affected the respiratory system, particularly the cilia, the hair-like fibers that help rid the lung of fluid and debris.