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Endowments

Endowments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School provide permanent support dedicated to scientific discovery and teaching. In doing so, they help to enhance existing programs or support promising new programs that might otherwise go unfunded.

Endowments are also powerful in attracting and retaining the most talented and sought-after researchers, physicians and educators, which in turn helps to attract the brightest and most accomplished students.

For the donor, establishing an endowment creates a lasting connection to the person for whom the endowment is named, and to the continuing achievements of the program that it supports.

Endowments are invested by the University to generate annual income in perpetuity for the purpose specified by the donor. Only a portion of the annual return generated by each endowed fund is spent, so that the principal continues to grow.

At UMass Medical School, we offer several types of endowed funding options:

  • University Chair: $2.5 million
  • Faculty Chair: $1.5 million
  • Career Development Assistant Professorship: $500,000
  • Distinguished Scholar: $250,000
  • Graduate Fellowships: $100,00 (partial) and $250,000 (full)
  • Faculty Research Fund: $100,000

Donors may create an endowed fund now through an outright gift, or in the future through a bequest or life income gift, such as a charitable remainder trust.

For more information on establishing an endowed fund, please contact:

Meg Lansing

Director, Individual Giving

Margaret.Lansing@umassmed.edu
508-856-1967

Prescott Stewart

Executive Director of Advancement

Prescott.Stewart@umassmed.edu
508-856-2745 

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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