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Endowed Chairs and Professorships at UMass Medical School

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Endowed funds are widely considered to be essential for any institution of higher education as they serve to sustain valuable programs and initiatives that make a notable and lasting impact. They provide exceptional faculty and programs with the financial flexibility to pursue novel research ideas that might otherwise take years to get funding through traditional avenues. Extraordinary investments like these demonstrate the value generous benefactors place on the work being conducted.

Endowed Chairs and Their Holders

This list of endowed chairs at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is alphabetized by a keyword in the chair title (in most cases, it is the donor's last name). 

Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair in Genetic Research (est. 2001)

Michael R. Green, MD, PhD

Vitold Arnett Professorship in Cell Biology (est. 1999)

Thoru Pederson, PhD

Herman G. Berkman Chair in Diabetes Care Innovation (est. 2017)

Michael J. Thompson, MD

Dr. Eileen L. Berman and Stanley I. Berman Foundation Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2013)

Dale L. Greiner, PhD

Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine (est. 2003)

Craig C. Mello, PhD

George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences (est. 1999)

George B. Witman III, PhD

Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Chair in Psychiatry (est. 1997)

Anthony J. Rothschild, MD

Edward Budnitz, MD, Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine (est. 1999)

Jane E. Freedman, MD | 2018 -

Joel M. Gore, MD | 1999 - 2018

The Joseph J. Byrne Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2016)

Job Dekker, PhD

Governor Paul Cellucci Chair in Neuroscience Research (est. 2016)

Fen-Biao Gao, PhD

Gretchen Stone Cook Chair in Biomedical Sciences (est. 2005)

Phillip D. Zamore, PhD

Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2012)

Catarina I. Kiefe, MD, PhD

Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2010)

John F. Keaney Jr., MD | 2014 - 2019

Michael L. Blute, MD | 2010 - 2012

Joseph M. Streeter and Mary Streeter DeFeudis Chair in Surgery (est. 2019)

Justin A. Maykel, MD | 2019 -

The Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research (est. 2014)

Silvia Corvera, MD

The Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research (est. 2017)

Brian Silver, MD

Eleanor Eustis Farrington Chair in Cancer Research (est. 1999)

Jonathan M. Gerber, MD | 2018 - 

Melissa J. Moore, PhD | 2011 - 2017

Dario C. Altieri, MD | 2003 - 2010

Peter J. Quesenberry, MD | 1999 - 2001

Isadore and Fannie Foxman Chair in Medical Research (est. 2006)

Michael P. Czech, PhD

David J. Freelander Professorship in AIDS Research (est. 1999)

Jeremy Luban, MD | 2011 -

Mario Stevenson, PhD | 1999 - 2010

Richard M. Haidack Professorship in Medicine (est. 1991)

Robert W. Finberg, MD | 2001 -

Neil R. Blacklow, MD | 1991 - 1999

Celia and Isaac Haidak Professorship in Medical Education (est. 1988)

Terence R. Flotte, MD | 2010 - 

Aaron Lazare, MD | 2001 - 2010

Gerald L. Haidak, MD | 1988 - 2000

Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professorship in Cell Biology (est. 1999)

Allan S. Jacobson, PhD | 2012 -

Gary S. Stein, PhD | 1999 - 2012

Harry M. Haidak Professorship in Surgery (est. 1985)

Demetrius E. M. Litwin, MD | 2005 - 

Dana K. Andersen, MD | 2002 - 2005

William C. Meyers, MD | 1999 - 2001

H. Brownell Wheeler, MD | 1985 - 1999; Emeritus, 1999 - 2016

Higgins Family Professorship in Neuroscience (est. 2001)

Neil Aronin, MD | 2017 -

Steven M. Reppert, MD 2001 - 2017

Arthur F. Koskinas Chair in Neuroscience (est. 2016)

Joel D. Richter, PhD

Arthur F. and Helen P. Koskinas Professorship in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology (est. 2002)

C. Robert Matthews, PhD

William and Doris Krupp Professorship in Medicine (est. 1997)

David M. Harlan, MD | 2010 -

Aldo A. Rossini, MD | 1997 - 2008

Leo P. and Theresa M. LaChance Chair in Medical Research (est. 2005)

Robert H. Brown Jr., DPhil, MD

Li Weibo Chair in Biomedical Research

Zhiping Weng, PhD

Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Oncology (est. 2001)

Celia A. Schiffer, PhD | 2019 -

Justin A. Maykel, MD | 2017 - 2019

Alan G. Rosmarin, MD | 2008 - 2017

Azra Raza, MD | 2005 - 2007

Timothy C. Wang, MD | 2001 - 2004

Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine (est. 2005)

Heather Campbell Forkey, MD | 2017 - 

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd | 2014 - 2017

Julia D. Andrieni, MD | 2011 - 2014

Patricia D. Franklin, MD, MBA, MPH | 2008 - 2011

Linda F. Weinreb, MD | 2005 - 2008

Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatology (est. 2013)

Ellen M. Gravallese, MD

Dr. John Meyers Professorship in Primary Care Medicine (est. 1997)

Jerry H. Gurwitz, MD

David J. and Barbara D. Milliken Professorship in Preventive Cardiology (est. 2001)

Ira S. Ockene, MD

Arthur M. Pappas, MD, Chair in Orthopedics (est. 1999)

David C. Ayers, MD | 2003 - 

Timothy S. and Elaine L. Peterson Chair in Rheumatology (est. 2016)

Jonathan Kay, MD

Ali and John Pierce Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (est. 2005)

Jason M. Shohet, MD, PhD | 2018 - 

Peter E. Newburger, MD | 2005 - 2017

Pillar Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2015)

Douglas T. Golenbock, MD

Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2009)

Guangping Gao, PhD

The Maroun Semaan Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2017)

Marian Walhout, PhD

The Maroun Semaan Chair in Neurosurgery (est. 2017)

Mark Johnson, MD, PhD

Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism (est. 2003)

Jean A. Frazier, MD

Silverman Chair in Natural Sciences (est. 2008)

Victor R. Ambros, PhD

Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive & Behavioral Medicine (est. 2001)

Judith K. Ockene, PhD

H. Arthur Smith Chair in Cancer Research (est. 1999)

Roger J. Davis, PhD | 2002 -

Richard B. Vallee, PhD | 1999 - 2002

The Stoddard Chair of Pediatrics (est. 2015)

Lawrence M. Rhein, MD, MPH | 2019 - 

Mary M. Lee, MD | 2015 - 2018

UMass Memorial Health Care Chair in Biomedical Research (est. 2015)

Katherine Ruiz de Luzuriaga, MD

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair (est. 2014)

Vivian Budnik, PhD

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair (est. 2015)

Beth A. McCormick, PhD | 2019 -

Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD | 2014 - 2019

Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair (est. 2016)

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD

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