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Distinguished University Chair

The Distinguished University Chair is the highest endowed position available and is bestowed to best of the best at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A mark of great achievement, this honor signifies the valuable contribution made by the leading minds of the health science center. As of January 1, 2015, a $3 million gift is required to establish a Distinguished University Chair endowment.

Endowed Distinguished University Chair Faculty Holder School Endowment Established
C. Harold and Lorine G. Wallace Distinguished University Chair Brian R. Davis, PhD McGovern Medical School 8/29/2008
Graham Distinguished University Chair Bela Patel, MD McGovern Medical School 1/15/2016
Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic Disease Research Mikhail Kolonin, PhD McGovern Medical School 7/20/2006
Jack H. Mayfield, M.D. Distinguished University Chair in Surgery Richard Andrassy, MD McGovern Medical School 4/26/2007
John S. Dunn Distinguished University Chair in Ophthalmology Richard S. Ruiz, MD McGovern Medical School 11/29/2004
John S. Dunn Distinguished University Chair in Physiology and Medicine John F. Hancock, PhD McGovern Medical School 11/4/1998
Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair in Heart Disease K. Lance Gould, MD McGovern Medical School 3/9/2000
Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic and Inflammatory Disease Research Peter A. Doris, PhD McGovern Medical School 5/30/2005
Richard S. Ruiz, M.D., Distinguished University Chair Robert M. Feldman, MD McGovern Medical School 10/7/2002
Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry Zhiqiang An, PhD McGovern Medical School 8/29/2003
William S. Kilroy, Sr. Distinguished University Chair in Pulmonary Disease Michael R. Blackburn, PhD McGovern Medical School 4/4/2003

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