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Professorship

An endowed professorship recognizes rising stars and supports outstanding mid-career faculty. Funds from this type of endowment are typically used to help further research and teaching in areas of critical importance in the school. Endowed professorships help The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston encourage and retain the most talented faculty in the country. As of January 1, 2015, a $250,000 gift is required to establish a Professorship endowment.

Below is the current list of endowed professorships:

Endowed Professorships Faculty Holder School Endowment Established
A. G. McNeese, Jr. Professorship in Ophthalmology Nicholas P. Bell, M.D. McGovern Medical School 2/14/1991
Adriana Blood Professorship in Neurology Pedro Mancias, M.D. McGovern Medical School 12/8/2006
Adrien and Gladys Drouilhet Visiting Professorship in Ophthalmology N/A McGovern Medical School 9/11/2000
Alfred W. Lasher III Professorship Helen A. Mintz-Hittner, M.D. McGovern Medical School 9/18/2000
Allan King Professorship in Public Health Susan Tortolero, Ph.D. School of Public Health 8/13/1987
Bartels Family Professorship in Neurology Vacant McGovern Medical School 5/7/1999
Becker Family Foundation Professorship in Diabetes Research Sheng Zhang, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 8/31/2004
Betty Wheless Trotter Professorship Hulin Wu, Ph.D. School of Public Health 10/23/1980
Blair Justice, Ph.D. Professorship in Mind-Body Medicine and Public Health Sally W. Vernon, Ph.D. School of Public Health 11/6/1998
Catherine M. Flaitz, D.D.S. Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry Vacant School of Dentistry 5/6/2015
Christopher Sarofim Family Professorship in Biomedical Informatics and Bioengineering Xiaoqian Jiang, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics 2/4/2015
Dan and Lillie Sterling Professorship in Clinical Gastroenterology Vacant McGovern Medical School 11/6/1998
Dan C. West, D.D.S. Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics Audrey L. Moon, D.D.S., M.S.D. School of Dentistry 1/9/2012
David R. Park Professorship in Pediatric Medicine Amir M. Khan, M.D. McGovern Medical School 12/10/1981
Doan-Huynh-Le Endowed Professorship in General Dentistry Cleverick D. Johnson, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 1/6/2012
Dr. and Mrs. Carl V. Vartian Professorship in Clinical Informatics Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D. School of Biomedical Informatics 4/16/2016
Dr. and Mrs. Carl V. Vartian Professorship in Infectious Diseases Charles D. Ericsson, M.D. McGovern Medical School 11/13/2006
Dr. Doris L. Ross Professorship Vacant School of Biomedical Informatics 6/9/2006
Dr. D.R. Seth Family Professorship in Biostatistics Hulin Wu, Ph.D. School of Public Health 3/19/2015
Dr. John T. Armstrong Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology John W. Riggs, M.D. McGovern Medical School 12/13/1984
Dr. Marnie Rose Professorship in Pediatric Neurosurgery David I. Sandberg, M.D. McGovern Medical School 1/28/2016
Emma Sue Hightower Development Board Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences Sean C. Blackwell, M.D. McGovern Medical School 6/16/1983
Endowed Professorship in Forensic Pathology Luis A. Sanchez, M.D. McGovern Medical School 12/1/1994
Frank B. Trice, D.D.S. Professorship in Endodontics Samuel O. Dorn, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 7/18/2011
George McMillan Fleming Professorship in Health Administration J. Michael Swint, Ph.D. School of Public Health 8/3/2005
George S. Bruce, Jr. Professorship in Arthritis & Other Rheumatic Diseases John D. Reveille, M.D. McGovern Medical School 6/10/1993
Gibson and Martha Gayle Professorship Alice Z. Chuang, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 9/11/2000
Griff T. Ross Professorship in Humanities and Technology in Health Care Eric J. Thomas, M.D., M.P.H. McGovern Medical School 5/30/1984
J. Ralph Meadows Professorship in Internal Medicine Barbara E. Murray, M.D. McGovern Medical School 8/10/1989
Jack R. Winston Visiting Professorship in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry N/A School of Dentistry 6/11/1981
James H. Steele, D.V.M. Professorship Joseph B. McCormick, M.D. School of Public Health 10/16/1996
James W. Rockwell Professorship in Public Health (Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology) Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H. School of Public Health 11/11/1977
Jay Brent Sterling Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine Richard W. Smalling, M.D., Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 7/11/1997
Joan and Stanford Alexander Professorship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Allison P. Edwards, Dr.P.H., M.S., R.N., C.N.E. Cizik School of Nursing 3/2/2017
John B. Holmes Professorship in the Clinical Sciences Bryan A. Cotton, M.D., M.P.H. McGovern Medical School 6/10/1982
John M. Powers, Ph.D. Professorship in Oral Biomaterials Joe C. Ontiveros, D.D.S., M.S. School of Dentistry 3/20/2013
John P. McGovern Professorship in Health Promotion Deanna M. Hoelscher, Ph.D. School of Public Health 12/10/1981
John P. McGovern Professorship in Oslerian Medicine Vacant McGovern Medical School 8/7/2003
Josey Professorship in Dermatology Ronald P. Rapini, M.D. McGovern Medical School 6/5/1975
Judy Fred Professorship in Nursing Joan Engebretson, Dr.P.H., R.N., A.H.N.-B.C. Cizik School of Nursing 5/12/2010
Kraft W. Eidman Development Board Professorship in the Medical Sciences Vacant McGovern Medical School 6/16/1983
Landmark Charities Professorship in Autism Research and Treatment Katherine Loveland, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 8/15/2014
Louis A. Faillace, M.D. Professorship Joy M. Schmitz, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 12/20/2001
Margaret A. Barnett/PARTNERS Professorship in Nursing TengYuan (Erica) Yu, Ph.D. Cizik School of Nursing 7/24/2008
Michael Matthew Knight Memorial Professorship in Pediatrics Susan Landry, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 5/7/1999
Nguyen-Thang Family Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Harry Gilbert, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 9/20/2013
Opal C. Rankin Professorship in Neurology Vacant McGovern Medical School 1/24/2005
PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing Vacant Cizik School of Nursing 3/8/2007
PARTNERS Professorship Cathy L. Rozmus, D.S.N., R.N. Cizik School of Nursing 7/14/2011
Patricia L. Starck/PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing Joanne V. Hickey, Ph.D. Cizik School of Nursing 6/29/2007
Ralph A. Frankson, DDS Professorship in General Practice Gary N. Frey, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 4/20/2015
Ransom Lummis Family Professorship in Pediatrics Margaret C. McNeese, M.D. McGovern Medical School 2/7/2018
Richard Warren Mithoff Professorship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Vacant McGovern Medical School 10/10/1985
Rick McCord Professorship in Neurology Paul E. Schulz, M.D. McGovern Medical School 1/20/2017
Robert Greer Professorship in the Biomedical Sciences Steve J. Norris, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 10/9/1986
Robert H. Graham Professorship in Entrepreneurial Biomedical Informatics and Bioengineering Vacant School of Biomedical Informatics 1/13/2010
Robert K. Creasy, M.D. Professorship in OB/GYN Allan R. Katz, M.D. McGovern Medical School 8/23/1996
Stephen A. Lasher Professorship Vacant McGovern Medical School 9/18/2000
Suzie Conway Endowed Professorship in Nursing Vaunette P. Fay, Ph.D., FNP, GNP-BC Cizik School of Nursing 1/7/2009
The Berel Held, M.D. Professorship in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Sean C. Blackwell, M.D. McGovern Medical School 10/7/1988
The Carolyn Frost Keenan Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease Research Sun Kuk Kwon, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 11/24/2003
The Patti Jayne Ross Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology Patti Jayne Ross, M.D. McGovern Medical School 1/20/2004
The Reynolds and Reynolds Professorship in Clinical Informatics Elmer Bernstam, M.D., M.S.E. School of Biomedical Informatics 2/27/2015
Theodore J. and Mary E. Trumble Professorship in Aging Research Hyochol "Brian" Ahn, Ph.D. Cizik School of Nursing 8/11/1994
Theodore R. and Maureen O'Driscoll Levy Endowed Professorship in Cardiology Research Francisco Fuentes, M.D. McGovern Medical School 1/2/1996
Thomas M. Weil Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery James W. Wilson, D.D.S. School of Dentistry 9/19/2014
Thomas Stull Matney, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Cancer Genetics Mark T. Bedford, Ph.D. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 8/31/2006
Thomas Stull Matney, Ph.D. Endowed Professorship in Environmental and Genetic Sciences Stephen P. Daiger, Ph.D. School of Public Health 9/30/2002
Umphrey Family Professorship in Neurodegenerative Diseases Vacant McGovern Medical School 5/25/2018
W. Bonham Magness, D.D.S. Endowed Professorship in Orthodontics Lacey M. Harris, D.M.D., M.S.D. School of Dentistry 3/19/2014
Walter and Ruth Sterling Professorship in Opthalmology Nan Wang, M.D., Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 10/11/1991
Walter R. Lowe, M.D. Professorship John W. Munz, M.D. McGovern Medical School 6/6/2014
William M. Wheless, III Professorship in the Biomedical Sciences M. Neal Waxham, Ph.D. McGovern Medical School 2/12/1987
Young Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Research Professorship Simon W. Young, D.D.S., M.D., Ph.D. School of Dentistry 5/1/2017
Yun J. Ahn and Song Ahn, D.D.S. Professorship in Implant Dentistry Vacant School of Dentistry 10/21/2011

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