Thursday, February 7, 2013

A beloved teacher, counselor and activist commemorated

Richard Moy, founding dean of the SIU medical school, and his sons, Philip and Eric Moy, have given a $250,000 endowed fund to the University of Illinois Springfield in honor of their wife and mother, former UIS professor Dr. Caryl T. Moy. The Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Fund for Collaborative Research will support faculty from UIS and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine who do team-based research.

Dr. Caryl Moy taught in the Child, Family and Community Services Program at UIS (then known as Sangamon State University) for 21 years. She also taught family practice and psychiatry as an adjunct professor at the SIU School of Medicine.

“Caryl would be delighted with the collaborative nature of this research,” said Dr. Richard Moy. “She was very comfortable at both institutions, and she would be happy to create opportunities for faculty.”

“We are deeply grateful to Dr. Moy and his sons, Phillip and Eric, for this wonderful gift,” said UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch. “I am particularly pleased that this fund will make possible team-based collaborative faculty research at UIS and the SIU School of Medicine. With support provided by the Caryl Towsley Moy, Ph.D., Endowed Fund for Collaborative Research, the research will benefit both institutions and will foster new knowledge in many important fields of inquiry.”

Moy was featured by the Illinois Times on February 7, 2013.

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