Invested Faculty 2015

  • Katherine F. Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD, professor of molecular medicine, pediatrics and medicine; vice provost for clinical and translational science and global health; and director of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, invested as the UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research;
  • Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine, associate dean for clinical and translational science and director of the MD/PhD Program, invested as the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair;
  • Douglas T. Golenbock, MD, professor of medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, invested as the Pillar Chair in Biomedical Research; and
  • Mary M. Lee, MD, professor and chair of pediatrics, professor of cell & developmental biology and physician-in-chief of the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, invested as the Stoddard Chair of Pediatrics.

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Investiture Ceremony

Investiture honors members of our faculty who have been appointed to named professorships and the generous donors who made these appointments possible. The first Investiture Ceremony was held in 1999 when there was such an extraordinary roster of honors to bestow that a new celebratory event to reflect this achievement was created. Today, there are 37 named professorships, a sign of the growth and maturity of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Investiture is both a formal, academic ceremony and a warm, personal interaction. Recipients are recognized for their professional accomplishments, and donors, for their generous support. The two are symbolically linked when the donor presents a medallion signifying the appointment to the faculty member. The ceremony ends with the roll call of named professors, some of the finest scholars, scientists, teachers and researchers in the world.

Invest 2

Endowments, precious and essential resources for the institution, increase UMass Worcester’s ability to attract and retain individuals distinguished in their fields. Named professorships also provide an opportunity for donors to contribute to the enrichment and vitality of the institution’s academic and scientific environment.

Invest 3

The new chairs bring the total of named professorships and chairs endowed at UMass Medical School to 41. Precious and essential resources for the institution, endowments increase the institution’s ability to attract and retain individuals distinguished in their fields. Named professorships also provide an opportunity for donors to contribute to the enrichment and vitality of the academic and scientific environment.

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