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Awards and Special Funds

Endowed awards and special funds are another important tool in recognizing and rewarding achievement with the university. These types of endowments may be designated for specific purposes, such as support of research of special interest to the donor. These endowments also may be used to establish awards for outstanding professors or students, scholarship or student loans or funds may be designated to support laboratories and research facilities. The amount necessary to establish an endowment for an award or special fund varies, depending upon the specific wishes of the donor and the design of the endowment.

Below are the current lists of endowed awards & special funds:

Endowed Awards School Endowment Established
Aaron M. Blanchard Memorial Award in Medical Physics Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 6/29/2007
C. Frank Webber, M.D. Prize for Student Research McGovern Medical School 10/13/1989
Cheves M. and Isabella C. Smythe Endowed Award for Excellence in Resident Education McGovern Medical School 2/7/2002
D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Faculty Award Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 10/17/2016
Dan and Jay Sterling Gastroenterology Fellowship Award McGovern Medical School 9/30/2002
Dorothy A. Otto Award Fund Cizik School of Nursing 7/18/2001
Drs. Emil and Anna Steinberger Endowed Research Award in Reproductive Sciences McGovern Medical School 12/10/2012
Dr. Sam A. Winkelmann Research Award School of Dentistry 4/4/2014
DuPont/Fuentes Endowed Fellowship Award in Cardiovascular Medicine McGovern Medical School 2/4/2010
Elizabeth W. Quinn Oncology Research Award McGovern Medical School 6/26/2000
Floyd Haar, M.D. Endowed Memorial Research Award in Memory of Freda Haar Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 6/29/2007
Gene Stevenson, DDS, Memorial Award in Evidence-based Dentistry School of Dentistry 11/16/2017
Herbert L. and Margaret W. DuPont Master Clinical Teaching Award McGovern Medical School 1/12/2001
Hitoshi Nikaidoh, M.D., Award for Humanism in Medicine McGovern Medical School 11/2/2004
Jesse B. Heath, Jr. Family Legacy Award Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/17/2015
John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching Component Wide 6/9/1978
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Faculty Awards McGovern Medical School 2/5/2016
John P. McGovern Award in Health Promotion School of Public Health 3/29/1996
Melva S. Ramsay Award Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 5/31/2005
Paul Darlington, Ph.D. Faculty Mentor Award Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 10/1/2008
R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. Faculty Award School of Public Health 12/17/2012
R. Palmer Beasley, M.D. and Lu-Yu Hwang, M.D. Travel Award in International Research School of Public Health 12/17/2012
Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Award in Bone Disease Research McGovern Medical School 2/11/2015
S. Ward Casscells III, M.D. Student Award McGovern Medical School 12/5/1997
Stanley G. Schultz, M.D. Student Travel Award in Global Health McGovern Medical School 5/5/2011
Steve Lasher and Janiece Longoria Graduate Student Research Award in Cancer Biology Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 12/1/2014
The Harris County Medical Society Auxiliary Award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing Cizik School of Nursing 7/12/1986
The John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Awards Component-Wide 10/11/1984
Walter G. Sterling Awards for Excellence McGovern Medical School 6/9/1978
Endowed Special Funds School Endowment Established
Alfred and Elizabeth Nelson Geriatric and Palliative Medicine Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 2/4/2015
Allen F. Gaw, DDS Endowment School of Dentistry 1/15/2016
Amelia McCarthy Memorial Fund for Dr. Walter Henry Scherer School of Dentistry 9/24/1960
Anne and Don Fizer Foundation Endowment for Depression Research McGovern Medical School 2/10/2017
Arlo Weltge, M.D. and Janet Macheledt, M.D. Emergency Medicine Endowment McGovern Medical School 7/31/2012
Arnett Center Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 2/11/2015
Ashley Miller Wolf Endowed Teaching Fund McGovern Medical School 12/13/2007
Barbara J. Gibbs Partnership Fund McGovern Medical School 8/23/2017
Barry and Sherry Wallace Fund for Cardiovascular Research McGovern Medical School 1/28/2016
Bettie Collins and Helene Collins Sprong Fund McGovern Medical School 4/12/1984
Bridges Family Nursing Excellence Fund Cizik School of Nursing 2/9/2017
Carlos E. Nasjleti, D.D.S. Endowment Fund For Periodontal Research School of Dentistry 3/18/1996
Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr., M.D. Endowed President’s Excellence Fund Component-Wide 12/1/2008
Carrie M. Horne and Family Pediatric Dermatology Research Fund McGovern Medical School 10/6/2017
Center for Outcome Study and Program Evaluation in Mental Health Harris County Psychiatric Hospital 3/27/1997
Clare A. Glassell Family Pediatric Surgery Research Fund McGovern Medical School 5/2/2016
Cornelia and Meredith Long Pediatric Dermatology Endowed Research Fund McGovern Medical School 10/6/2017
D. Dudley and Judy White Oldham Research Fund McGovern Medical School 10/17/2016
Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic Endowment McGovern Medical School 2/26/2018
Daniel C. Arnold Endowed Fund for Vision Rehabilitation McGovern Medical School 2/9/2017
David and Donna Offutt Pediatric Dentistry Endowment in Honor of Dr. Richard E. Jennings School of Dentistry 8/3/2015
David B. Meraz Memorial Fund for Veterans Oral Health School of Dentistry 2/21/2017
David K. Wagner, M.D. and James R. Roberts, M.D. Emergency Medicine Endowment McGovern Medical School 6/13/2013
David M. Grimes II Neurology Fund McGovern Medical School 12/20/2013
Dean and Jackie Pisani Lead Fund for Medical Genetics McGovern Medical School 5/4/2017
Deborah Garrett Adams Leadership Development Fund Cizik School of Nursing 1/15/2016
Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS Endowed Fund for Dental Education School of Dentistry 1/26/2017
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Endowed Residents' Fund School of Dentistry 4/5/2012
Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences Endowment Fund School of Dentistry 3/7/2013
Doctor of Nursing Practice Fund for Excellence Cizik School of Nursing 5/9/2012
Dr. Damon Wells, Jr. Endowed Fund for Cardiovascular Research in the Weatherhead PET Imaging Center McGovern Medical School 6/13/2016
Dr. Edward Randall, Jr. Memorial Fund McGovern Medical School 10/8/1993
Dr. Filemon K. Tan Educational Endowment for Junior Faculty McGovern Medical School 9/25/2015
Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellows, Scholarship and Research Programs Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2/5/2016
Dr. Noriaki Aoki Fund School of Biomedical Informatics 5/14/2014
Drs. Rita Ne, Chad Park and Todd Istre Endowment School of Dentistry 10/26/2015
E. C. Hinds Academy Foundation--John Helfrick Endowment School of Dentistry 2/10/2017
Edward F. Jackson, Ph.D. Graduate Education Endowment Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/22/2013
Emily and Jordan Marye Leadership Development Fund Cizik School of Nursing 1/28/2016
Ernest L. Kurth, Jr. Educational Enrichment Endowment McGovern Medical School 9/18/2000
Ernst Knobil Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 2/1/2000
Ethel V. Hermosillo Dean’s Excellence Fund School of Dentistry 3/17/2005
Ethel V. Hermosillo Employee Benefit Endowment School of Dentistry 3/17/2005
Fayez Sarofim Basic and Laboratory Science Research Fund in Ophthalmology McGovern Medical School 1/27/2016
Foster Family Education Fund McGovern Medical School 7/19/2013
Frank M. Yatsu, M.D. Symposium Endowment McGovern Medical School 1/18/2013
Grace Reynolds Wall Research Endowment McGovern Medical School 1/24/2018
GSBS Dean's Impact Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2/7/2018
GSBS Outreach Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 2/5/2016
GSBS Education Endowment Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 9/15/2014
Helen A. Krause Endowed Research Fund in Renal Diseases McGovern Medical School 4/8/1998
Henry W. Strobel Ph.D. Freshman Retreat Fund McGovern Medical School 5/2/2007
Herbert M. Seybold, MD Memorial Fund School of Dentistry 8/3/2015
Herman A. Krause Endowed Research Fund in Orthopaedics McGovern Medical School 4/8/1998
Hollister Research Fund McGovern Medical School 8/31/2009
Howell Family Research Fund McGovern Medical School 4/23/2017
IMM General Endowment McGovern Medical School 5/12/2003
James J. and Una T. Truitt Medical Educational Endowment McGovern Medical School 10/14/1955
Jay Brent Sterling Research Fund McGovern Medical School 5/11/1995
John H. Freeman Fund McGovern Medical School 7/21/1972
John M. and Susan M. Powers Dental Student Research Fund School of Dentistry 8/9/1999
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 12/21/2016
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Research Endowment McGovern Medical School 2/5/2016
John P. McGovern Medical Humanities Fund McGovern Medical School 11/9/2007
John R. Ludington, Jr. D.D.S., M.S.D. Endowed Fund in Endodontics School of Dentistry 1/10/2002
John S. Dunn Research Scholar Fund I McGovern Medical School 5/17/2004
John S. Dunn Research Scholar Fund II McGovern Medical School 5/17/2004
John S. Dunn Research Scholar Fund III McGovern Medical School 7/19/2004
John S. Dunn Research Scholar Fund IV McGovern Medical School 1/18/2005
Joseph N. Corriere, Jr., Research Fund in Urology McGovern Medical School 9/16/1977
Juan Jose Ruiz, M.D. Ophthalmology Excellence Fund McGovern Medical School 5/16/2016
Judge Paul and Mary Ferguson Neurology Research Endowment McGovern Medical School 1/18/2017
Kimbrough Family Endowed Lectureship Fund McGovern Medical School 2/9/2017
Larry Deaven PhD Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 4/6/2016
Laura and Bradley McWilliams Endowed Research Fund for Urology McGovern Medical School 5/6/2015
Laura Moore and Don Sanders Nutrition Education Endowment School of Public Health 5/4/2017
Lee and Joeseph D. Jamail Research Fund in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Held by the Hermann Eye Fund) McGovern Medical School 11/6/1998
MD/PHD Endowment Fund in Honor of Peter Davies, MD, PhD and Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 5/14/2014
Marjorie B. Poyner and Herbert F. Poyner, Jr. Endowment for Medical Research in the Institute of Molecular Medicine for Prevention of Human Diseases McGovern Medical School 1/18/2008
Mark Chapman Powell Pediatric Bipolar Registry McGovern Medical School 2/7/2018
Mark Edward Stinson, M.D. Global Health Student Assistance Fund McGovern Medical School 7/15/2009
Mary Ann (Sandy) Santleben Lunsford Student Externship in Cardiovascular Medicine McGovern Medical School 10/2/2002
Maureen O'Driscoll-Levy, M.D. Cardiovascular Clinical Education Endowment for Fellows in Fellowship Training Program McGovern Medical School 5/9/2012
Michael Farley Moyers Heavy Particle Therapy Graduate Student Travel Endowed Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 5/18/2006
Michael J. Jeansonne, D.D.S., Medical School ’90 Endowed Research Fund School of Dentistry 6/13/1996
Mina Rosenthal-Eames Patient Care Fund School of Dentistry 3/10/2009
Morgan and Shawn Adibi, DDS MEd Endowment School of Dentistry 2/21/2017
Nicole and Evan H. Katz Pediatric Dermatology Endowed Research Fund McGovern Medical School 1/15/2016
Pamela Clark, DDS and Gerald Wiesner Endowment in Pediatric Dentistry School of Dentistry 5/4/2017
PARTNERS Faculty Research Scholar Fund Cizik School of Nursing 8/20/2009
Paula Mischer Education and Training Fund in Neurology McGovern Medical School 11/28/2017
Pediatric Nephrology Educational and Research Fund McGovern Medical School 12/11/2015
Pediatric Resident and Fellow Research and Education Fund McGovern Medical School 1/18/2017
Philip R. Nader MD Legacy of Health Early Intervention for Child Health Endowed Fund School of Public Health 4/8/2016
Physician/Scientist Endowment Fund Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 9/15/2014
Pierce Runnells Memorial Research Fund McGovern Medical School 8/7/2016
President's Academic Excellence Fund Component-Wide 8/31/2016
R. P Doherty Memorial Fund McGovern Medical School 11/29/2000
R. W. (Bill) Butcher Endowment Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/31/2001
Raye White Basic and Laboratory Science Research Fund in Ophthalmology McGovern Medical School 12/18/2015
Research Projects in Academic Surgery Endowment McGovern Medical School 4/15/1988
Rodney J. Sands New Initiatives Stem Cell Research Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 5/30/2005
Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas Support Fund McGovern Medical School 9/25/2017
Rose Brigham Klepfer Research Fund McGovern Medical School 5/7/1999
School of Nursing Endowment Research Fund Cizik School of Nursing 3/29/1996
School of Public Health Nutrition Education Endowment in honor of Roberta Anding School of Public Health 8/10/2017
Shreela and Vibhu Sharma Endowment Fund for Excellence in Community Nutrition, Health & Wellness School of Public Health 3/1/2017
Speros Martel Endowment for the Aging Cizik School of Nursing 8/5/2002
SPH Dean's Academic and Research Support Fund School of Public Health 5/28/2013
Stephen C. Hofmann, M.D. Student Assistance Fund McGovern Medical School 3/27/1997
Steve and Jessica Koo Endowed Fund School of Dentistry 10/15/2013
Sue McRaney Indigent Care Endowment Fund McGovern Medical School 11/7/2015
Susan M. Cooley Pediatric Literacy Fund McGovern Medical School 8/30/2007
The Dental Hygiene Class of 2003 Endowment Fund School of Dentistry 8/5/2002
The Department of Anesthesiology Excellence Fund McGovern Medical School 8/10/1995
The Dr. Milton and Florence Yellen Scholarship Fund School of Dentistry 2/8/2001
The Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Foundation Endowment to Support Geriatric Research and Education Component-Wide 2/26/2018
The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Endowment in Honor of Judith Rosenberg Hoffberger McGovern Medical School 12/5/1997
The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics McGovern Medical School 11/9/2004
The Nina S. Leifeste, DDS Community Outreach Endowment School of Dentistry 10/23/2017
The Romero-Levine Family Endowment School of Dentistry 12/14/2015
The Roy M. Huffington Bicentennial Endowment Fund for the Benefit of The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Cizik School of Nursing 6/28/2004
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston Impact Fund School of Dentistry 11/12/2012
The Weatherhead Fund McGovern Medical School 1/5/1998
The Welch Foundation Endowment in Chemistry and Related Sciences McGovern Medical School 12/1/1994
Theodore R. Levy Endowed Cardiac Research Fund McGovern Medical School 3/11/1997
Thomas R. and Frances B. Clanton Endowment for Orthopedic Education McGovern Medical School 5/16/2007
Thomas W. Wild Pediatric Dentistry Endowment School of Dentistry 8/10/2017
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Center Fund McGovern Medical School 9/17/2009
UT Medical School at Houston Art Wall Fund McGovern Medical School 11/7/2008
UTHealth Academic Excellence Fund Component-Wide 12/12/2017
UTHealth Clinical Excellence Fund Component-Wide 12/12/2017
UTHPAA Heritage Fund School of Dentistry 8/10/2017
UTHRO Endowment for Healthy Aging Component-Wide 9/26/2016
UTHSON Alumni Endowment Cizik School of Nursing 9/29/2009
UTSD Alumni Association Endowment Fund School of Dentistry 10/9/1986
UTSD Student Emergency Fund School of Dentistry 5/8/2018
Vale Asche Russell Clinical Research Endowment McGovern Medical School 11/29/2004
Victoria Q. Cisneros, DDS, MS Fund for Veterans Oral Health School of Dentistry 4/24/2018
W. Kenneth Horwitz, D.D.S. Endowed Fund in Ethics School of Dentistry 6/18/2010
Walter Henry Scherer Fund for Dentistry School of Dentistry 10/17/1952
Weatherhead P.E.T. Center Fund (Quasi) McGovern Medical School 1/8/2001
William D. and Helen L. Guynn Research and Scholarship Fund McGovern Medical School 6/6/1991

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