Dr.Ray Watts

A CONVERSATION WITH UAB PRESIDENT RAY L. WATTS, MD

What do endowed faculty positions do for UAB?

Simply put, they are the key to attracting and keeping top faculty. Our best people are approached by other institutions nearly every day, and in order to keep them—and to bring other world-class faculty in every discipline to UAB—endowments are crucial.

What does holding an endowed position mean to a faculty member?

Having held endowed chairs myself, including two here at UAB, I think there are two primary reasons why they matter. One is recognition, because in American higher education, being named to an endowed chair is the highest honor a faculty member can achieve. Second, and more important, an endowed professorship or chair generates spendable funds to support the holder’s work—to advance research by funding projects or people in a lab; helping fund work by students in that lab or in the classroom; and to fund travel to professional meetings and conferences that foster collaboration and advance scholarly work.

Why do donors make gifts to create endowed faculty positions?

Every donor has his or her own reasons, but I think the common factor is that our donors truly believe in UAB’s capacity to change the world. They understand that attracting and keeping the best faculty is critical to our ability to develop new knowledge and put it into action. Some donors want to honor a loved one, or pay forward a gift they feel they’ve received, either through their own UAB educational experience or, quite often, from a physician or care team who helped them through a health crisis. Some want to fight a disease that took a loved one from them too soon. And some donors, especially our corporate friends and community leaders, believe that by investing in UAB, they are ensuring that the most talented students will receive a great education from the best professors and mentors, so that they will be prepared to lead.

What’s the difference between a professorship and a chair?

An endowed professorship has a corpus of at least $500,000; for an endowed chair, the minimum is $1.5 million. Each produces spendable income of about 4.5 percent each year, which is available to the holder for his or her academic priorities.

How many more endowed chairs do you think UAB needs?

As of May 2019, UAB has a total of 161 endowed chairs and professorships. As our University continues to move forward, our need for endowed positions will continue to grow. And in every school across this campus, there are many outstanding faculty who are deserving of this recognition, and who would take those resources and make great things happen with them. So until every one of our best people holds an endowed professorship or chair, we will continue to make those a top priority for philanthropic and institutional investment.

For information on how you can establish an endowed faculty position, including how to do that through your estate plan, contact Melanie Armstrong, Director of Donor Relations & Engagement, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 205.996.5600.

Faculty Endowments

  • College of Arts and Sciences Endowed Faculty Positions

    Steven N. Austad, PhD
     

    Steven N. Austad, PhD

    The Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research

    Established June 4, 2021
    Appointed September 17, 2021

    Karlene K. Ball, MD
     

    Karlene K. Ball, MD

    Endowed Chair in Developmental Psychology

    Established June 16, 2006
    Appointed April 13, 2012

    James B. McClintock, PhD
     

    James B. McClintock, PhD

    Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed September 13, 2001

  • Collat School of Business Endowed Faculty Positions

    Thomas E. DeCarlo, PhD
     

    Thomas E. DeCarlo, PhD

    Ben S. Weil Chair of Industrial Distribution

    Established January 23, 1986
    Appointed June 16, 2006

    Eric P. Jack, PhD
     

    Eric P. Jack, PhD

    Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Business Administration

    Established June 18, 2004
    Appointed June 14, 2013

    Frank M. Messina, PhD
     

    Frank M. Messina, PhD

    UAB Alumni and Friends Professorship in Accounting

    Established December 7, 1990
    Appointed February 7, 2014

    Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D.
     

    Patrick J. Murphy, PhD

    Goodrich Endowed Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Established June 16, 2017
    Appointed June 8, 2018

    Stephanie R. Yates, PhD
     

    Stephanie R. Yates, PhD

    Regions Institute for Financial Education Endowed Professorship

    Established April 8, 2016
    Appointed April 8, 2016

  • Heersink School of Medicine Endowed Faculty Positions

    • Department of Anesthesiology
      Dan E. Berkowitz, MD, BCh
       

      Dan E. Berkowitz, MD, BCh

      Alfred Habeeb Chair in Anesthesiology

      Established April 10, 1992
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Jianguo G. Gu, MB, PhD
       

      Jianguo G. Gu, MB, PhD

      Edward A. Ernst, MD, Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

      Established September 13, 2001
      Appointed February 6, 2015

      Kevin S. Harrod, PhD
       

      Kevin S. Harrod, PhD

      Benjamin Monroe Carraway, MD, Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

      Established April 18, 1997
      Appointed February 6, 2015

      Keith A. Jones, MD
       

      Keith A. Jones, MD

      Maurice S. Albin, MD, Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

      Established April 8, 2005
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Sadis Matalon, PhD, Dr Sc
       

      Sadis Matalon, PhD, Dr Sc

      Alice McNeal, M.D., Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

      Established September 18, 1998
      Appointed May 7, 1999

      Timothy J. Ness, MD, PhD
       

      Timothy J. Ness, MD, PhD

      Simon Gelman, M.D., PhD, Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

      Established November 9, 2001
      Appointed November 8, 2002

      Jean-Francois Pittet, MD
       

      Jean-Francois Pittet, MD

      David Hill Chestnut Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

      Established February 8, 2013
      Appointed June 14, 2013

      Ursula Isolde Wesselmann, MD, PhD, DTM & H
       

      Ursula Isolde Wesselmann, MD, PhD, DTM&H

      William A. Lell, M.D., Paul N. Samuelson, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

      Established November 7, 2003
      Appointed April 8, 2016

    • Department of Biochemistry
      David M. Bedwell, PhD
       

      David M. Bedwell, PhD

      James C. and Elizabeth T. Lee Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

      Established April 30, 1993
      Appointed November 3, 2017

    • Department of Cellular, Developmental and Integrative Biology
      Susan L. Bellis, PhD
       

      Susan L. Bellis, PhD

      Alma B. Maxwell—UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

      Established September 19, 2008
      Appointed September 6, 2019

      Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
       

      Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD

      Charlene A. Jones Endowed Chair in Neuroimmunology

      Established June 13, 2014
      Appointed November 7, 2014

      Rosa A. Serra, PhD
       

      Rosa A. Serra, PhD

      UAHSF Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology

      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Bradley K. Yoder, PhD
       

      Bradley K. Yoder, PhD

      UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

      Established September 19, 2008
      Appointed September 18, 2015

    • Department of Dermatology
      Mohammad Athar, PhD
       

      Mohammad Athar, PhD

      Eric W. Baum, MD, Endowed Professorship in Dermatology

      Established February 7, 2014
      Appointed June 13, 2014

      Boni E. Elewski, MD
       

      Boni E. Elewski, MD

      James E. Elder, MD, Endowed Professorship for Graduate Education

      Established April 13, 2012
      Appointed April 13, 2012

      Andrzej T. Slominski, MD, PhD
       

      Andrzej T. Slominski, MD, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Basic Research in the Department of Dermatology

      Established November 6, 2015
      Appointed November 6, 2015

    • Department of Genetics
      Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD
       

      Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

      Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair of Medical Genetics

      Established June 26, 1986
      Appointed November 11, 2002

    • Department of Medicine
      Anupam Agarwal, MD
       

      Anupam Agarwal, MD

      Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology

      Established February 4, 2011  
      Appointed November 5, 2021

      Veena Antony, MD
       

      Veena Antony, MD

      Endowed Professorship in Environmental Medicine

      Established February 3, 2017
      Appointed September 18, 2015

      Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D.
       

      Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D.

      J. Claude Bennett Endowed Professorship in Rheumatology

      Established February 3, 2012
      Appointed June 7, 2019

      Surya P. Bhatt, MD, MSPH
       

      Surya P. Bhatt, MD, MSPH

      Endowed Professorship in Airways Disease

      Established June 16, 2017
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      J. Edwin Blalock, PhD
       

      J. Edwin Blalock, PhD

      Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Disease

      Established June 17, 2016
      Appointed September 23, 2016

      A. Brent Carter, MD
       

      A. Brent Carter, MD

      Department of Medicine Endowed Professorship in Lung Biology

      Established September 18, 2015
      Appointed September 18, 2015

      Andrea Lynne Cherrington, MD, MPH
       

      Andrea Lynne Cherrington, MD, MPH

      Triton Endowed Professorship in Health Equality Research

      Established April 8, 2022
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
       

      Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH

      Marguerite Jones Harbert-Gene V. Ball, MD Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

      Established February 3, 2006
      Appointed November 3, 2017

      Steven R. Duncan, MD
       

      Steven R. Duncan, MD

      Endowed Professorship in Medicine

      Established February 6, 2015
      Appointed February 6, 2015

      Mark T. Dransfield, MD
       

      Mark T. Dransfield, MD

      Ben Vaughan Brancomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease

      Established November 2, 1990
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Gareth R. Dutton, PhD
       

      Gareth R. Dutton, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Prevention and Control

      Established April 12, 2013
      Appointed November 9, 2018

      Charles O. Elson III, MD
       

      Charles O. Elson III, MD

      Basil I. Hirschowitz Endowed Chair in Gastroenterology

      Established December 12, 1996
      Appointed June 27, 1997

      Amit Gaggar, MD, PhD
       

      Amit Gaggar, MD, PhD

      William C. Bailey, MD, Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Disease

      Established September 15, 2017
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Paul A. Goepfert, MD
       

      Paul A. Goepfert, MD

      Edward W. Hook, III, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases

      Established
      Appointed February 7, 2020

      Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc
       

      Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MMSc

      Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership

      Established September 16, 2006  
      Appointed November 5, 2021

      Renee Heffron, PhD, MPH
       

      Renee Heffron, PhD, MPH

      Jim Straley Endowed Chair in AIDS Research

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Edward W. Inscho, PhD
       

      Edward W. Inscho, PhD

      Stephen G. Rostand, MD, Endowed Professorship in Nephrology

      Appointed February 8, 2019

      Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH
       

      Elizabeth A. Jackson, MD, MPH

      Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease

      Established April 8, 2016
      Appointed November 9, 2018

      Guarav Jain, MD
       

      Guarav Jain, MD

      Anderson Family Endowed Professorship in Nephrology

      Established April 9, 2020
      Appointed April 9, 2020

      James E. Johnson, MD
       

      James E. Johnson, MD

      Charles and Alice Hohenberg Professorship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

      Established June 21, 1996
      Appointed November 11, 2005

      Gorman Robinson Jones, III, MD, FACP
       

      Gorman Robinson Jones, III, MD, FACP

      Eleanor E. Kidd Endowed Chair in Primary Care Medicine

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed November 8, 2013

      Clifton E. Kew, II, MD

      Clifton E. Kew, II, MD

      Robert G. Luke, M.D. Endowed Chair in Transplant Nephrology

      Established April 20, 2001
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      Robert P. Kimberly, MD
       

      Robert P. Kimberly, MD

      Howard L. Holley Research Chair in Rheumatology

      Established December 4, 1987
      Appointed September 28, 1996

      Vineeta Kumar
       

      Vineeta Kumar, MD

      Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Transplant Nephrology

      Established in September 2001
      Appointed February 8, 2019

      Olaf Kutsch, PhD
       

      Olaf Kutsch, PhD

      Michael S. Saag, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases

      Established June 7, 2019
      Appointed February 7, 2020

      Stijn De Langhe, PhD
       

      Stijn De Langhe, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Lung Development and Regeneration

      Established February 3, 2017
      Appointed June 16, 2017

      Charles Seth Landefeld, MD
       

      Charles Seth Landefeld, MD

      Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership

      Established September 18, 1992
      Appointed September 14, 2012

      Timothy C. Lee, MD
       

      Timothy C. Lee, MD

      David G. Warnock, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Academic Medicine

      Established April 8, 2022 
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Massoud A. Lessar, MD
       

      Massoud A. Lessar, MD

      Baker-Dean Endowed Professorship in Interventional Cardiology

      Established February 18, 2000
      Appointed June 15, 2012

      Gang Liu, MD, PhD
       

      Gang Liu, MD, PhD

      Endowed Profesorship in Lung Cellular and Molecular Biology


      Appointed April 12, 2019
      Established February 8, 2019

      Alayne Markland, DO., M.Sc.
       

      Alayne Markland, DO., M.Sc.

      Emmett G. and Beverly S. Parrish Endowed Professorship

      Established November 9, 2001
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, MPH
       

      Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, MPH

      C. Glenn Cobbs, MD, Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases

      Established September 19, 2014
      Appointed September 23, 2016

      Hugh T. McElderry, Jr., MD
       

      Hugh T. McElderry, Jr., MD

      G. Neal Kay Endowed Professorship in Clinical Electrophysiology

      Established April 10, 2015
      Appointed June 7, 2019

      Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH
       

      Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH

      Endowed Professorship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

      Established April 12, 2019
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Jason L. Morris, MD
       

      Jason L. Morris, MD

      Gustavo R. Heudebert, MD, MACP, Endowed Professorship in General Internal Medicine

      Established February 7, 2020
      Appointed February 7, 2020

      John D. Mountz, MD, PhD
       

      John D. Mountz, MD, PhD

      J.W. and Virginia Goodwin – Warren D. Blackburn, Jr., Research Chair in Rheumatology

      Established April 30, 1993
      Appointed February 15, 2002

      Michal Mrug, MD
       

      Michal Mrug, MD

      Detraz Endowed Professorship in Polycystic Kidney Disease

      Established April 6, 2018
      Appointed September 21, 2018

      Moon Nahm, MD
       

      Moon Nahm, MD

      SK Bioscience Endowed Chair in Pneumonia Research

      Established April 12, 2019
      Appointed September 17, 2021

      Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
       

      Suzanne Oparil, M.D.

      United Therapeutics Endowed Professorship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease

      Established April 12, 2013
      Appointed June 7, 2019

      Fernando Ovalle, MD
       

      Fernando Ovalle, MD

      Ruth Lawson Hanson Chair of Medicine in Diabetes and Metabolism

      Established July 20, 1967
      Appointed November 13, 2020

      Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, MSPH
       

      Salpy V. Pamboukian, MD, MSPH

      Bourge-Kirklin Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Circulatory Support

      Established April 12, 2019
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Peter G. Pappas, MD
       

      Peter G. Pappas, MD

      William E. Dismukes Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases

      Established June 20, 2008
      Appointed February 3, 2012

      David M. Pollock, PhD
       

      David M. Pollock, PhD

      Dr. James A. Schafer, Ph.D., NRTC Endowed Professorship

      Established November 8, 2013
      Appointed June 13, 2014

      Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD
       

      Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Nephrology

      Appointed April 9, 2020

      Troy Randall, PhD
       

      Troy Randall, PhD

      The Meyer Foundation William J. Koopman, M.D., Endowed Chair in Immunology and Rheumatology

      Established September 21, 2018
      Appointed November 3, 2017

      J. Martin Rodriguez, MD

      J. Martin Rodriguez, MD

      Paul W. Burleson Professorship in Internal Medicine

      Established April 6, 2018
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      Steven M. Rowe, MD, MSPH
       

      Steven M. Rowe, MD, MSPH

      Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Medical Research

      Established February 7, 2003
      Appointed September 18, 2015

      Anath Shalev, MD
       

      Anath Shalev, MD

      Nancy R. and Eugene C. Gwaltney Family Endowed Chair in Medical Research

      Established April 6, 2007
      Appointed November 5, 2010

      Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
       

      Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc

      Anna Lois Waters Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

      Established March 4, 1970
      Appointed September 17, 2021

      Paul W. Sanders, MD
       

      Paul W. Sanders, MD

      Thomas E. Andreoli Endowed Chair in Nephrology

      Established September 13, 2001
      Appointed June 17, 2011

      James M. Shikany, DrPH, PA-C, FAHA
       

      James M. Shikany, DrPH, PA-C, FAHA

      Albert Oberman, MD, Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease

      Established February 3, 2017
      Appointed September 21, 2018

      Phillip Doyle Smith, MD, FACP
       

      Phillip Doyle Smith, MD, FACP

      Mary J. Bradford Endowed Professorship in Gastroenterology

      Established September 18, 1998
      Appointed November 9, 2001

      Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH
       

      Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH

      Endowed Professorship in Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

      Established June 17, 2016
      Appointed September 23, 2016

      Jose A. Tallaj, MD
       

      Jose A. Tallaj, MD

      Bourge-McGiffin Endowed Professorship in Heart Transplantation

      Established September 13, 2013
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Ashita Tolwani
       

      Ashita Tolwani

      DCI Edwin A. Rutsky, MD, Distinguished Endowed Chair in Nephrology

      Established June 17, 2016
      Appointed June 17, 2016

      Rodney O. Tucker, MD, MMM
       

      Rodney O. Tucker, MD, MMM

      Christine S. Ritchie, MD, Endowed Chair in Palliative Care Leadership

      Established November 6, 2015
      Appointed February 5, 2016

      Lisa Laycock Willett, MD
       

      Lisa Laycock Willett, MD

      Dr. Tinsley R. Harrison Endowed Chair in Medical Resident Education

      Established November 4, 2011
      Appointed September 4, 2012

      Martin E. Young, D Phil
       

      Martin E. Young, D Phil

      Jeanne V. Marks Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research

      Established November 19, 1999
      Appointed June 6, 2017

    • Department of Microbiology
      Guangxiang G. Luo, PhD
       

      Guangxiang G. Luo, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Infectious Disease

      Established April 7, 2017
      Appointed September 15, 2017

      John R. Kearney, PhD, BDS
       

      John R. Kearney, PhD, BDS

      Endowed Professorship in Immunology

      Established April 8, 2016

      Frances E. Lund, PhD
       

      Frances E. Lund, PhD

      Charles H. McCauley Chair of Microbiology

      Established February 18, 1978
      Appointed February 3, 2012

      Michael Niederweis, PhD
       

      Michael Niederweis, PhD

      Triton Endowed Professorship in Bacteriology

      Established April 7, 2017
      Appointed September 15, 2017

    • Department of Neurobiology
      Craig Matlow Powell, MD, PhD
       

      Craig Matlow Powell, MD, PhD

      Virginia B. Spencer Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience

      Established September 14, 2012
      Appointed June 8, 2018

    • Department of Neurology
      Jeremy J. Day, PhD
       

      Jeremy J. Day, PhD

      Michael Friedlander, Ph.D. – Heersink Endowed Professorship
      Established June 10, 2022
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      David S. Geldmacher, MD, FACP
       

      David S. Geldmacher, MD, FACP

      Warren Family Endowed Chair in Neurology

      Established June 15, 2012
      Appointed November 4, 2016

      Matthew S. Goldberg, PhD
       

      Matthew S. Goldberg, PhD

      Charles S. Ackerman Endowed Professorship in Neurology

      Established April 9, 2010
      Appointed April 10, 2015

      Toby Ira Gropen, MD, FAHA
       

      Toby Ira Gropen, MD, FAHA

      James H. Halsey, Jr., MD, Endowed Professorship of Neurology

      Established September 18, 2015
      Appointed February 5, 2016

      Jeremy H. Herskowitz, PhD
       

      Jeremy H. Herskowitz, PhD

      Patsy W. and Charles A. Collat Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience

      Established April 4, 2014
      Appointed November 8, 2019

      Ronald M. Lazar, PhD
       

      Ronald M. Lazar, PhD

      Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging

      Established February 3, 2006
      Appointed September 5, 2017

      Haydeh Payami, PhD
       

      Haydeh Payami, PhD

      John T. and Juanelle D. Strain Endowed Chair in Neurology

      Established February 3, 2006
      Appointed April 10, 2015

      Nita A. Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MSPH, FAHA
       

      Nita A. Limdi, Pharm.D., Ph.D., MSPH, FAHA

      Ray L. Watts, M.D., - Heersink Endowed Chair in Neurology
      Established June 10, 2022
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD
       

      Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD

      Rebecca Gale Endowed Professorship for Alzheimer’s Disease

      Established June 7, 2019
      Appointed September 6, 2019

      David G. Standaert, MD, PhD
       

      David G. Standaert, MD, PhD

      John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair in Neurology

      Established September 19, 2003
      Appointed November 4, 2011

      Laura A. Volpicelli-Daley, PhD
       

      Laura A. Volpicelli-Daley, PhD

      Parkinson Association of Alabama Endowed Professorship in Neurology

      Established November 5, 2021
      Appointed November 5, 2021

      Ray L. Watts, MD
       

      Ray L. Watts, MD

      Charles S. Ackerman Endowed Professorship in Parkinson’s Disease

      Established November 4, 2022
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Talene A. Yacoubian, MD, PhD
       

      Talene A. Yacoubian, MD, PhD

      John A. and Ruth A. Jurenko Endowed Professorship in Neurology

      Established February 8, 2013

    • Department of Neurosurgery
      Winfield S. Fisher III, MD
       

      Winfield S. Fisher III, MD

      Griffith R. Harsh III, Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery

      Established September 18, 2009
      Appointed November 6, 2009

      Mark N. Hadley, MD
       

      Mark N. Hadley, MD

      Charles A. and Patsy W. Collat Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery

      Established November 11, 2005
      Appointed February 3, 2006

      James M. Markert, MD
       

      James M. Markert, MD

      James Garber Galbraith Chair in Neurosurgery

      Established September 18, 1992
      Appointed June 20, 2008

    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
      Warner K. Huh, MD
       

      Warner K. Huh, MD

      Charles E. Flowers, Jr., Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology

      Established March 7, 1985
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Charles A. Leath III, MD, MSPH
       

      Charles A. Leath III, MD, MSPH

      Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in Gynecologic Oncology

      Established September 18, 1998
      Appointed November 18, 1998

      Holly E. Richter, MD, PhD
       

      Holly E. Richter, MD, PhD

      Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

      Established June 27, 1985
      Appointed September 19, 2008

      J. Michael Straughn Jr., MD
       

      J. Michael Straughn Jr., MD

      J. Max Austin Jr. Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

      Established June 20, 2008
      Appointed April 12, 2013

      Alan T. Tita, MD
       

      Alan T. Tita, MD

      John C. Hauth Endowed Professorship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

      Established November 6, 2015

    • Department of Ophthalmology
      Christine Curcio, PhD
       

      Christine Curcio, PhD

      White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology

      Established April 2018

      Maria Grant, MD
       

      Maria Grant, MD

      Eivor and Alston Callahan, MD, Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

      Established April 7, 2017
      Appointed November 8, 2019

      Cynthia Owsley, PhD
       

      Cynthia Owsley, PhD

      Nathan E. Miles Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology

      Established April 19, 1996
      Appointed September 14, 2007

      Russell W. Read, MD, PhD
       

      Russell W. Read, MD, PhD

      Max and Lorayne Cooper Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology Residency Training

      Established February 7, 2014
      Appointed September 19, 2014

      Brian Samuels, MD, PhD
       

      Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

      Dennis Endowed Professorship in Glaucoma Research

      Established April 4, 2014

    • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
      Steven M. Theiss, MD
       

      Steven M. Theiss, MD

      John D. Sherrill Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

      Established September 12, 1970
      Appointed September 13, 2013

    • Department of Otolaryngology
      William Ralph Carroll, MD
       

      William Ralph Carroll, MD

      John S. Odess Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

      Established June 28, 1993
      Appointed September 15, 2017

      Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP
       

      Edie R. Hapner, PhD, CCC-SLP

      George W. Barber, Jr., Foundation Professorship in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

      Established June 28, 1993
      Appointed February 5, 2021

      Susan Dixon McCammon, MD
       

      Susan Dixon McCammon, MD

      John W. Poynor Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology

      Established June 23, 2000
      Appointed November 9, 2018

      Glenn E. Peteres, MD
       

      Glenn E. Peteres, MD

      Julius N. Hicks Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

      Established September 16, 2005
      Appointed February 3, 2012

      Charles Blakely Simpson, MD
       

      Charles Blakely Simpson, MD

      Abroms Endowed Professorship in the Department of Otolaryngology


      Appointed June 4, 2020

      Bradford A. Woodworth, MD
       

      Bradford A. Woodworth, MD

      James Johnston Hicks Chair of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

      Established March 23, 1989
      Appointed June 20, 2008

    • Department of Pathology
      Elizabeth E. Brown, Ph.D,. MPH
       

      Elizabeth E. Brown, Ph.D,. MPH

      Endowed Professorship in Cancer Pathobiology

      Established April 13, 2012
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      Shu G. Chen, PhD
       

      Shu G. Chen, Ph.D.

      Ona M. Faye-Peterson Endowed Professorship in Pathology

      Established February 5, 2021
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Yabing Chen, PhD
       

      Yabing Chen, PhD

      Jay M. McDonald, M.D., Endowed Chair in Laboratory Medicine

      Established February 6, 2015
      Appointed September 6, 2019

      Han-Fei Ding, MD, PhD
       

      Han-Fei Ding, MD, PhD

      Gene P. Siegal Endowed Professorship in Pathology

      Established June 19, 2015
      Appointed June 10. 2022

      Victor Michael Darley-Usmar, PhD
       

      Victor Michael Darley-Usmar, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Mitochondrial Medicine and Pathology

      Established April 8, 2011
      Appointed April 8, 2011

      Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD
       

      Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD

      C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professorship in Pathology

      Established April 7, 2017
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      C. Ryan Miller, MD, PhD
       

      C. Ryan Miller, MD, PhD

      Vishnu Reddy Translational Research in Pathology Endowed Professorship

      Established February 9, 2018
      Appointed September 6, 2019

      George J. Netto, MD
       

      George J. Netto, MD

      Robert and Ruth Anderson Endowed Chair in Pathology

      Established February 3, 2006
      Appointed February 3, 2017

      Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD
       

      Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

      Established April 13, 2012
      Appointed April 13, 2012

      Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD
       

      Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD

      Robert W. Mowry, MD, Endowed Professorship in Pathology

      Established April 18, 2008
      Appointed September 19, 2008

      Casey T. Weaver, MD
       

      Casey T. Weaver, MD

      Wyatt and Susan Haskell Endowed Chair for Medical Excellence

      Established September 14, 2007
      Appointed November 9, 2007

    • Department of Pediatrics
      Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
       

      Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH

      Gay and Bew White Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology

      Established February 6, 2015
      Appointed November 6, 2015

      William J. Britt, MD
       

      William J. Britt, MD

      Charles A. Alford, M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

      Established April 20, 2001
      Appointed February 15, 2002

      Waldemar A. Carlo, MD
       

      Waldemar A. Carlo, MD

      Edwin M. Dixon Endowed Chair in Neonatology

      Established June 23, 2000
      Appointed September 14, 2000

      Mitchell B. Cohen, MD
       

      Mitchell B. Cohen, MD

      Katharine Reynolds Ireland Chair of Pediatrics

      Established October 30, 1992
      Appointed November 7, 2014

      Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD
       

      Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

      The Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed September 14, 2007

      Alan Percy, MD
       

      Alan Percy, MD

      Sarah Katherine Bateh Endowed Professorship in Rett Syndrome

      Established April 7, 2017
      Appointed September 6, 2019

      Richard J. Whitley, MD
       

      Richard J. Whitley, MD

      Loeb Eminent Scholar Chair in Pediatrics

      Established February 28, 1992
      Appointed February 28, 1992

      Elizabeth A. Worthey, PhD
       

      Elizabeth A. Worthey, PhD

      Endowed Professorship in Pediatrics

      Established November 8, 2019
      Appointed June 4, 2020

    • Department of Pharmacology
      Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD
       

      Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD

      Newman H. Waters Chair of Clinical Pharmacology

      Established October 30, 1992
      Appointed February 6, 2009

    • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
      Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD
       

      Vu Q.C. Nguyen, MD

      Robert B. Kyle Professorship in Rehabilitation Medicine

      Established May 3, 1974
      Appointed April 8, 2022

    • Department of Psychiatry
      Karen Cropsey, PsyD
       

      Karen Cropsey, PsyD

      Kathy Ireland Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Research

      Established April 10, 1992
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD
       

      Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD

      Elesabeth Ridgely Shook Endowed Chair in Psychiatry

      Established September 13, 2001
      Appointed November 8, 2013

      Rachel E. Fargason, MD
       

      Rachel E. Fargason, MD

      Patrick H. Linton Professorship of Psychiatry

      Established December 4, 1987
      Appointed April 12, 2019

      Karen L. Gamble, PhD
       

      Karen L. Gamble, PhD

      F. Cleveland Kinney Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Adrienne C. Lahti, MD

      Adrienne C. Lahti, MD

      Heman E. Drummond Endowed Chair of Psychiatry

      Established September 9, 1988
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      Junghee Lee, PhD
       

      Junghee Lee, PhD

      Geropsychiatry Research Chair

      Established June 28, 1993
      Appointed February 7, 2020

      Matthew Macaluso, DO
       

      Matthew Macaluso, DO

      Bee McWane Reid Endowed Chair in Psychiatry and Neurobiology

      Established February 7, 2014
      Appointed June 4, 2020

      Rosalinda C. Roberts, PhD
       

      Rosalinda C. Roberts, PhD

      Kathy Ireland Endowed Chair in Psychiatric Research

      Established April 10, 1992
      Appointed February 2, 2007

      Richard C. Shelton, MD
       

      Richard C. Shelton, MD

      Charles Byron Ireland Chair of Psychiatric Research

      Established April 14, 1973
      Appointed February 3, 2012

    • Department of Radiation Oncology
      James A. Bonner, MD
       

      James A. Bonner, MD

      Merle M. Salter Chair of Radiation Oncology

      Established September 15, 1995
      Appointed March 20, 1998

      Markus Bredel, MD, PhD
       

      Markus Bredel, MD, PhD

      Sharon A. Spencer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Translational Radiation Oncology

      Established February 3, 2017
      Appointed February 3, 2017

      John B. Fiveash, MD
       

      John B. Fiveash, MD

      Robert Y. Kim Outstanding Educator Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed April 11, 2008

      Sharon A. Spencer, MD, MSHA
       

      Sharon A. Spencer, MD, MSHA

      Ruby F. Meredith Outstanding Clinician in Radiation Oncology Endowed Chair

      Established November 9, 2007
      Appointed June 20, 2008

      Christopher D. Willey, MD, PhD
       

      Christopher D. Willey, MD, PhD

      Hale-Stephens ROAR Endowed Professorship for Distinctive Radiation Oncology Research

      Established April 9, 2020
      Appointed April 9, 2020

      Eddy S. Yang, MD, PhD
       

      Eddy S. Yang, MD, PhD

      ROAR Southeast Cancer Foundation Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology

      Established February 8, 2013
      Appointed September 13, 2013

    • Department of Radiology
      Cheri L. Canon, MD
       

      Cheri L. Canon, MD

      Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology

      Established December 5, 1997
      Appointed April 8, 2011

    • Department of Surgery
      Adam W. Beck, MD
       

      Adam W. Beck, MD

      Holt A. McDowell, Jr., MD, Endowed Chair of Vascular Surgery

      Established April 6, 2007
      Appointed February 3, 2017

      James Bibb, PhD
       

      James Bibb, PhD

      Dr. Champ Lyons Endowed Chair in General Surgery

      Established April 18, 1997
      Appointed April 7, 2017

      Herbert Chen, MD
       

      Herbert Chen, MD

      Fay Fletcher Kerner Chair of Surgery

      Established October 19, 1973
      Appointed April 8, 2016

      Daniel I. Chu, MD, FACS, FASCRS
       

      Daniel I. Chu, MD, FACS, FASCRS

      Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., F.A.C.S. Endowed Chair in Surgery

      Established November 4, 2022
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Robert J. Dabal, MD
       

      Robert J. Dabal, MD

      A. D. Pacifico, MD, Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

      Established February 15, 2002
      Appointed September 15, 2017

      James E. Davies, MD
       

      James E. Davies, MD

      John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

      Established February 23, 1980
      Appointed September 15, 2017

      Vikas Dudeja, MBBS, FACS

      Vikas Dudeja, MBBS, FACS

      James P. Hayes Jr., Endowed Professorship in Gastrointestinal Oncology

      Established April 13, 2012
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      James F. George, PhD
       

      James F. George, PhD

      UAB Cardiovascular Surgical Research Chair

      Established February 23, 1980
      Appointed September 18, 2015

      Michael J. Hanaway, MD

      Michael J. Hanaway, MD

      Martha Robinson Tankersley Endowed Professorship in Transplant Clinical Excellence

      Established June 10, 2022
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      Jeffrey W. Holmes, MD, PhD
       

      Jeffrey W. Holmes, MD, PhD

      Goodrich Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery

      Established February 7, 2020
      Appointed June 9, 2021

      Gregory D. Kennedy, MD, PhD
       

      Gregory D. Kennedy, MD, PhD

      John H. Blue Chair of General Surgery

      Established April 20, 2001
      Appointed September 23, 2016

      Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD

      Jeffrey D. Kerby, MD

      Brigham Family Endowed Professorship in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

      Established April 9, 2021
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      James K. Kirklin, MD
       

      James K. Kirklin, MD

      James K. Kirklin Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery

      Established November 8, 2013
      Appointed September 15, 2017

      Helen Krontiras, MD
       

      Helen Krontiras, MD

      Kirby I. Bland, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Surgery

      Established April 6, 2018
      Appointed April 6, 2018

      Jayme E. Locke, MD, MPH, FACS, FAST
       

      Jayme E. Locke, MD, MPH, FACS, FAST

      Arnold G. Diethelm Endowed Chair in Transplantation Surgery

      Established October 1, 2004
      Appointed November 13, 2020

      Paige M. Porrett, MD

      Paige M. Porrett, MD

      Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek, Ph.D., Endowed Professorship in Transplant Immunology

      Established April 9, 2021
      Appointed April 9, 2021

      Bin Ren, MD
       

      Bin Ren, MD

      William D. Jordan, Jr., M.D., Endowed Professorship in Vascular Sciences in the Department of Surgery

      Established February 3, 2017
      Appointed February 5, 2021

      Jorge I. Torre, MD, MSHA
       

      Jorge I. Torre, MD, MSHA

      Bruce F. Connell, M.D., Endowed Chair in Plastic Surgery

      Established June 4, 2020
      Appointed November 13, 2020

      Carlton J. Young, MD

      Carlton J. Young, MD

      Mark H. Deierhoi, MD, Endowed Professorship

      Established April 12, 2019
      Appointed April 9, 2021

    • Department of Urology
      Sunil Sudarshan, MD
       

      Sunil Sudarshan, MD

      Anderson Family Endowed Chair in Urology

      Established June 8, 2018
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Dean G. Assimos, MD
       

      Dean G. Assimos, MD

      Anton J. Bueschen, MD, Endowed Chair in Urologic Surgery and Research

      Established February 3, 2006
      Appointed September 14, 2012

    • Division of Infections Diseases
      Michael J. Mugavero, M.D., MHSc
       

      Michael J. Mugavero, M.D., MHSc

      Jeanne M. Marrazzo, M.D., M.P.H., Endowed Professorship in Innovation and Advancement through Mentorship

      Established June 10, 2022
      Appointed September 16, 2022

    • Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute
      Matthew Brendon Might, PhD
       

      Matthew Brendon Might, PhD

      The Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute Endowed Professorship

      Established September 21, 2018
      Appointed September 21, 2018

    • Informatics Institute
      James J. Cimino, MD
       

      James J. Cimino, MD

      Endowed Professorship in Informatics

      Established June 19, 2015
      Appointed November 6, 2015

    • O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Ravi Bhatia, MD
       

      Ravi Bhatia, MD

      Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

      Established June 25, 1999
      Appointed June 18, 2015

      Luciano Costa, MD, PhD
       

      Luciano Costa, MD, PhD

      Mary and Bill Battle Endowed Professorship in Multiple Myeloma

      Established April 9, 2021
      Appointed April 8, 2022

      Bassel El-Rayes, M.D.
       

      Bassel El-Rayes, M.D.

      Albert F. LoBuglio Endowed Chair for Translational Cancer Research

      Established September 16, 2006
      Appointed September 16, 2022

      James Michael Donahue, MD
       

      James Michael Donahue, MD

      James H. Estes Family Endowed Chair for Lung Cancer Research

      Established November 6, 2009
      Appointed April 6, 2018

      Mona Fouad, MD, MPH
       

      Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

      Edward E. Partridge, MD, Endowed Chair for Cancer Disparity Research

      Established September 9, 2019
      Appointed June 4, 2020

      Suzanne E. Lapi, PhD
       

      Suzanne E. Lapi, PhD

      Emmet O’Neal II Endowed Professorship in Lung Cancer Research

      Established September 16, 2022
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Louis Burton Nabors, III, MD
       

      Louis Burton Nabors, III, MD

      William Austin Brown Endowed Professorship in the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

      Established September 17, 2020
      Appointed February 5, 2021

      Keshav K. Singh, PhD
       

      Keshav K. Singh, PhD

      Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair in Cancer Genetics

      Established June 22, 2001
      Appointed November 5, 2010

      Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD
       

      Barry Sleckman, MD, PhD

      Evalina B. Spencer Chair in Oncology

      Established Spetember 23, 1994

      Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD
       

      Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD

      David Hart White Endowed Professorship for Brain Cancer Research

      Established April 9, 2021
      Appointed February 5, 2022

    • Regional Medical Campuses
      W. J. Many, Jr., MD, FACP
       

      W. J. Many, Jr., MD, FACP

      Virginia Loeb Weil Endowed Professorship in Medical Education

      Established February 8, 2013
      Appointed February 5, 2016

    • School of Medicine Dean’s Office
      Louise T. Chow, PhD
       

      Louise T. Chow, PhD

      Anderson Family Chair in Medical Education, Research & Patient Care

      Established June 15, 2007
      Appointed September 13, 2013

      Michaelle Gray, Ph.D.
       

      Michaelle Gray, Ph.D.

      Jarman F. Lowder Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience

      Established June 15, 2012
      Appointed September 16, 2022

      David A. Schneider
       

      David A. Schneider

      Louise T. Chow, PhD - Heersink Endowed Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

      Established November 4, 2022
      Appointed November 4, 2022

      Alan Thevent N. Tita, MD, PhD
       

      Alan Thevent N. Tita, MD, PhD

      Mary Heersink Endowed Chair in Global Health

      Established June 10, 2022
      Appointed June 10, 2022

      Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS
       

      Selwyn M. Vickers, MD, FACS

      James C. Lee, Jr., Endowed Chair for the Dean of the School of Medicine

      Established February 4, 2011
      Appointed November 8, 2013

  • School of Dentistry Endowed Faculty Positions

    Warren W. Arrasmith, DMD
     

    Warren W. Arrasmith, DMD

    Dr. Thomas W. Jones Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Established November 28, 2012
    Appointed September 13, 2013

    Nicolaas C. Geurs, DDS, MS
     

    Nicolaas C. Geurs, DDS, MS

    Dr. Tommy Weatherford/Dr. Kent Palcanis Endowed Professorship in Dentistry

    Established June 19, 2015
    Appointed April 8, 2016

    Perng-Ru Liu, DMD, MS, DDS
     

    Perng-Ru Liu, DMD, MS, DDS

    Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Endowed Professorship in Comprehensive Dentistry

    Established April 13, 2012
    Appointed September 19, 2014

    Patrick J. Louis, DDS, MD
     

    Patrick J. Louis, DDS, MD

    Charles A. McCallum Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Established October 24, 1985
    Appointed April 28, 2022

    Christos C. Vlachos, DMD, MS
     

    Christos C. Vlachos, DMD, MS

    UAB Orthodontic Alumni Endowed Professorship

    Established June 17, 2011
    Appointed September 14, 2012

  • School of Engineering Endowed Faculty Positions

    Murat M. Tanik, PhD
     

    Murat M. Tanik, PhD

    Wallace R. Bunn Chair in Telecommunications

    Established April 10, 1992
    Appointed February 7, 2014

    Jianyi Zhang, MD, PhD
     

    Jianyi Zhang, MD, PhD

    T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership

    Established June 13, 2014
    Appointed September 18, 2015

  • School of Health Professions Endowed Faculty Positions

    Jane Banaszak-Holl, PhD
     

    Jane Banaszak-Holl, PhD

    L. R. Jordan Chair in Health Services Administration

    Established December 9, 1988
    Appointed November 4, 2022

    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD
     

    Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD

    Webb Chair in Nutrition Sciences

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed June 18, 2010

    W. Timothy Garvey, MD
     

    W. Timothy Garvey, MD

    C. E. Butterworth, Jr., MD, Professorship in the Department of Nutrition Sciences

    Established September 7, 1996
    Appointed April 7, 2006

    Amy Yarbrough Landry, PhD
     

    Amy Yarbrough Landry, PhD

    Howard W. Houser Endowed Professorship in Health Administration

    Established February 7, 2014
    Appointed September 23, 2016

    Donald H. Lein, Jr., PT, PhD
     

    Donald H. Lein, Jr., PT, PhD

    Bergman/Pinkston Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy

    Established February 5, 2007
    Appointed November 13, 2020

    James H. Rimmer, PhD
     

    James H. Rimmer, PhD

    Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Science

    Established February 3, 2012
    Appointed February 3, 2012

  • School of Nursing Endowed Faculty Positions

    Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, Ph.D., MSN, RN AOCN, FAAN
     

    Ellen M. Lavoie Smith, Ph.D., MSN, RN AOCN, FAAN

    Marie L. O'Koren Endowed Chair in Nursing

    Established September 18, 1992
    Appointed September 17, 2021

    Rebecca S. Miltner, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC
     

    Rebecca S. Miltner, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC

    Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professorship in Nursing

    Established June 17, 2015
    Appointed February 5, 2021

    Col. Ret. Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN
     

    Col. Ret. Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN 

    Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing

    Established December 5, 1997
    Appointed September 15, 2017

    Maria R. Shirey, Ph.D.
     

    Maria R. Shirey, Ph.D. 

    Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair in Nursing

    Established February 4, 2011
    Appointed September 16, 2022


  • School of Public Health Endowed Faculty Positions

    Kevin R. Fontaine, PhD
     

    Kevin R. Fontaine, PhD

    Antoine Lavoisier Endowed Professorship of Energetics and Healthy Lifestyles

    Established September 19, 2014
    Appointed February 6, 2015

    Sarah MacCarthy, ScD
     

    Sarah MacCarthy, ScD

    Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Endowed Chair

    Established July 25, 2017
    Appointed December 1, 2021

    Bisakha (Pia) Sen, PhD
     

    Bisakha (Pia) Sen, PhD

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Endowed Chair in Health Economics

    Established September 15, 2017
    Appointed February 7, 2020

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD
     

    Sadeep Shrestha, PhD

    Quetelet Endowed Professorship in Public Health

    Established February 3, 2012
    Appointed February 15, 2018

    Hemant Kumar Tiwari, MS, PhD
     

    Hemant Kumar Tiwari, MS, PhD

    William "Student" Sealy Gosset Endowed Professorship in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health

    Established November 14, 2008
    Appointed April 9, 2010

    Nengjun Yi, PhD
     

    Nengjun Yi, PhD

    Sir David Cox Endowed Professorship in Biostatistics

    Established September 17, 2010
    Appointed April 8, 2011


  • To Be Appointed

    Collat School of Business

    J. Frank Barefield, Jr., Endowed Professorship in Entrepreneurship
    Established September 16, 2022

    College of Arts and Sciences

    J. Frank Barefield, Jr., Endowed Chair in Communities and Crime
    Established September 16, 2022

    John S. Jemison, Jr., Visiting Professorship in the Humanities
    Established September 25, 1986

    Dr. William C. Carter Endowed Professorship in French and Proust Studies
    Established September 16, 2011

    School of Dentistry

    Peter D. Waite Endowed Professorship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Established February 5, 2016

    The University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association Endowed Professorship
    Established September 18, 2015

    Dental Alumni - Joseph F. Volker Chair of Clinical Dentistry
    Established April 21, 1982

    James R. Rosen Chair in Dental Research
    Established September 28, 1990

    School of Health Professions

    Will Ferniany Endowed Professorship in Healthcare
    Established February 5, 2022

    Heersink School of Medicine

    Allison and Glenn Peters Endowed Professorship in Otolaryngology

    Bruce Harris, Jr., MD, Endowed Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Burton Multiple Sclerosis Endowed Research Chair in Neurology

    Caldwell Marks Endowed Chair in Cancer Oncology
    Established November 11, 2005

    David G. Warnock, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Academic Nephrology
    February 5, 2022

    Department of Radiology Visiting Professor
    Established October 27, 1989

    Dr. James and Vicki Orr Endowed Professorship in Women’s Oncology

    Elmer and Glenda Harris Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Disease
    Established November 5, 2004

    Endowed Professorship in Airway Biology
    Established September 15, 2017

    EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology
    Appointed June 15, 2012

    Featheringill Endowed Chair in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research
    Established April 8, 2011

    Gwen McWhorter, EdD, Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine
    Established February 15, 2002

    Hazel Gore, MD, Endowed Professorship in Gynecologic Pathology
    Established April 8, 2011

    Helen and Robert Whitley Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
    Established April 8, 2016

    James and Pat Estes Alzheimer’s Disease Endowed Professorship
    Established June 7, 2019

    James K. Kirklin, MD, Endowed Visiting Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgical Science
    Established June 15, 2015

    Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology

    Jane Knight Lowe Endowed Chair
    Established September 25, 1986

    Jay M. McDonald, MD, Endowed Professorship in Experimental Pathology
    Established September 17, 2010

    J. Benjamin Younger, MD, Endowed Professorship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
    Established September 14, 2000

    Jean B. Morris Endowed Professorship in honor of Chi Tsou Huang, MD, for Excellence in Clinical Care, Research and Teaching
    Established February 5, 2016

    Jeanne and Ann Griffin Chair for Women's Cancer Research
    Established June 27, 1997

    Jim Straley Endowed Chair in AIDS Research

    Jiri Mestecky Endowed Professorship in Microbiology

    John H. Holt, Jr., MD, and Nancy M. Holt Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine

    J. Max Austin, Jr., MD, Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
    Established June 20, 2008

    Kelley and C.T. Fitzpatrick Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
    Established November 8, 2019

    Koikos-Petelos-Jones-Bragg ROAR Endowed Professorship for Cancer Research
    Established September 16, 2022

    Lemak-Ivy ROAR Endowed Professorship for Novel Radiation Oncology Clinical Research

    Leonard H. Robinson Endowed Chair in Pathology
    Established September 18, 1998

    Lionel M. Bargeron, Jr., M.D. Chair in Pediatric Cardiology
    Established December 12, 1996

    Margaret Cameron Spain Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Established September 18, 1998

    Marshall Urist, M.D., Endowed Professorship
    Established April 8, 2022

    Mary Gertrude Waters Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Established October 20, 1972

    Moon H. Nahm, M.D., Endowed Chair
    Established September 6, 2019

    Neil E. Christopher, MD, Endowed Professorship in Family and Community Medicine
    Established November 9, 2001

    The Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research
    Established June 9, 2021

    Olivia Turlington Miller Endowed Chair of Cancer Genetics
    Established April 10, 2015

    O'Neal-Sokol Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair
    Established September 18, 2015

    S. Richardson Hill, Jr., Professorship in Endocrinology
    Established June 17, 1988

    Susan and Dowd Ritter/RPB Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research
    Established September, 2014

    Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship in Psychiatric Medicine
    Established December 15, 1994

    The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Endowed Professorship
    Established Sept. 17, 2020

    The WW Killion Family Endowed Chair

    UAHSF SOM Endowed Professorship in Regenerative and Translational Medicine
    Established September 7, 2019

    The Vivian Conatser-Turner Endowed Professorship in Psychiatry
    Established April 7, 2017

    W. Stancil Starnes – ProAssurance Endowed Chair for Physician Wellness
    Established April 6, 2018

    William H. Coleman, Sr. MD, Huntsville Family Medicine Endowed Professorship
    Established 2019

    Women's Committee of the Spain Rehabilitation Center Endowed Chair in Rehabiliation Research
    Established April 7, 2006

    School of Nursing

    Doreen C. Harper, Ph.D., RN, FAAN., Endowed Professorship in Nursing
    Established June 10, 2022

    Jane H. Brock-Florence Nightingale Endowed Professorship in Nursing
    Established June 7, 2019