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Distinguished Professorship

Distinguished Professorship funds support faculty as their skills are honed and their reputations as teachers and scientists grow. Designed to honor outstanding faculty members for their accomplishments, these position are another key factor in recruiting and retaining exceptional scholars. As of January 1, 2015, a $500,000 gift is required to establish a Distinguished Professorship endowment.

Below is the current list of endowed distinguished professorships:

Endowed Distinguished Professorship Faculty Holder School Endowment Established
Beth Toby Grossman Distinguished Professorship in Spirituality and Healing Steven H. Kelder, Ph.D., M.P.H. School of Public Health 8/30/1996
Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professorship in Innovative Health Care Delivery Geraldine L. Wood, Ph.D. Cizik School of Nursing 5/20/2010
Cheves and Isabella Smythe Distinguished Professorship in Medicine Omowunmi Aibana, M.D., M.P.H. McGovern Medical School 11/11/2009
Dorothy T. Nicholson Distinguished Professorship Diane M. Santa Maria Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., A.P.H.N.-B.C Cizik School of Nursing 10/17/2016
Francine and Frederick Pevow Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology Vacant McGovern Medical School 2/26/2018
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular Research Vacant McGovern Medical School 11/24/2003
H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professorship in the Medical Sciences Barbara J. Stoll, M.D. McGovern Medical School 8/13/1981
Harriet and Joe Foster Distinguished Professorship Vacant McGovern Medical School 5/20/2016
Jack H. Mayfield, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Surgery Tien Ko, M.D. McGovern Medical School 4/26/2007
James H. "Red" Duke, Jr. M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Surgery Charles E. Wade, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 10/16/1996
Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professorship for Nursing Research Sandra K. Hanneman, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Associate Dean for Research Cizik School of Nursing 3/19/2004
Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professorship in Stem Cell Research Nami McCarty, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 11/10/2005
John Edward Tyson Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology Susan T. Laing, M.D. McGovern Medical School 6/29/2000
John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 12/18/1998
John P. McGovern Distinguished Professorship in Nursing Diane M. Santa Maria Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N., A.P.H.N.-B.C Cizik School of Nursing 3/29/1996
John P. McGovern, M.D. Distinguished Professorship in Ophthalmology Stephen Mills, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 10/7/2002
John P. McGovern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Endowed Distinguished Professorship Michael Blackburn, Ph.D. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 7/27/2001
John R. Ludington, Jr. D.D.S., M.S.D. Distinguished Professorship in Endodontics Renato M. Silva, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. School of Dentistry 7/15/2009
John S. Dunn, Sr. Distinguished Professorship in Oncology Nursing Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 10/16/1996
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing #1 Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 5/7/1997
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing #2 Constance M. Johnson, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. Cizik School of Nursing 5/7/1997
Lee and Joseph Jamail Distinguished Professorship in the School of Nursing #3 Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 5/7/1997
Lorne Bain Distinguished Professorship in Public Health and Medicine Maria E. Fernandez, Ph.D. School of Public Health 5/28/1997
Michelle Bain Distinguished Professorship in Medicine and Public Health Jon E. Tyson, M.D., M.P.H. McGovern Medical School 5/28/1997
Nancy B. Willerson Distinguished Professorship in Nursing Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 2/5/2008
Nancy, Clive and Pierce Runnells Distinguished Professorship in Emergency Medicine James J. McCarthy, M.D. McGovern Medical School 3/11/2010
Ralph C. Cooley, D.D.S. Distinguished Professorship in Biomaterials Rade Paravina, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. School of Dentistry 6/10/2011
Raul G. Caffesse, D.D.S., M.S., Dr. Odont. Distinguished Professorship in Periodontics Nikola Angelov, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. School of Dentistry 11/3/1995
Richard Andrassy, M.D. Endowed Distinguished Professorship Lawrence J. Cisek, Jr., M.D. McGovern Medical School 3/5/2008
Rochelle and Max Levit Distinguished Professorship in the Neurosciences Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 3/27/1997
Roger J. Bulger, M.D. Distinguished Professorship Kevin A. Morano, Ph.D. Component-Wide 2/11/1988
Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Professorship Vacant McGovern Medical School 8/30/1999
Sally W. Vernon, Ph.D. Distinguished Professorship in Social Determinants of Health Vacant School of Public Health 2/10/2017
The Carolyn and William T. Deffebach Distinguished Professorship Philip C. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.P. McGovern Medical School 2/26/2018
The Children's Fund, Inc. Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Surgery KuoJen Tsao, M.D. McGovern Medical School 10/13/1983
The Jerold B. Katz Family Distinguished Professorship in General Internal Medicine Philip C. Johnson, M.D., F.A.C.P. McGovern Medical School 3/8/2018
The Jerry and Maury Rubenstein Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Heart Disease Research Ba-Bie Teng, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 4/7/2004
The Laurence and Johanna Favrot Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology Myriam Fornage, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 3/29/1996
The William N. Finnegan III Distinguished Professorship in the Dental Sciences John A. Valenza, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 4/11/1985
Walter and Mary Mischer Distinguished Professorship in Molecular Medicine Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 1/7/1997
William J. Devane Distinguished Professorship Vacant McGovern Medical School 2/7/2018

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