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

    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 Professorship in Polar or Marine Biology

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed September 13, 2001


    Appointed annually:

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

    To be appointed:

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

  • 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

    Stephanie R. Yates, PhD
     

    Stephanie R. Yates, PhD

    Regions Institute for Financial Education Endowed Professorship

    Established April 8, 2016
    Appointed April 8, 2016

  • 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

    Noel Karl Childers, DDS, MS, PhD
     

    Noel Karl Childers, DDS, MS, PhD

    Dental Alumni-Joseph F. Volker Chair of Clinical Dentistry

    Established April 21, 1982
    Appointed November 9, 2001

    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

    Mary B. MacDougall, PhD
     

    Mary B. MacDougall, PhD

    James R. Rosen Chair in Dental Research

    Established September 28, 1990
    Appointed June 17, 2005

    Michael S. Reddy, DMD, DMSc
     

    Michael S. Reddy, DMD, DMSc

    The University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association Endowed Professorship

    Established September 18, 2015
    Appointed September 23, 2016

    Christos C. Vlachos, DMD, MS
     

    Christos C. Vlachos, DMD, MS

    UAB Orthodontic Alumni Endowed Professorship

    Established June 17, 2011
    Appointed September 14, 2012

    Peter D. Waite, MPH, DDS, MD
     

    Peter D. Waite, MPH, DDS, MD

    Charles A. McCallum Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Established October 24, 1985
    Appointed April 20, 2001


    To be appointed:

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD
     

    Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD

    L. R. Jordan Chair in Health Services Administration

    Established December 9, 1988
    Appointed November 14, 2008


    To be appointed:

    Bergman/Pinkston Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy
    Established February 2, 2007

  • School of Medicine Endowed Faculty Positions

    Anupam Agarwal, MD
     

    Anupam Agarwal, MD

    Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership

    Established September 16, 2006
    Appointed April 8, 2011

    William W. Andrews, PhD, MD
     

    William W. Andrews, PhD, MD

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

    Established March 7, 1985
    Appointed February 6, 2009

    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

    Mohammad Athar, PhD
     

    Mohammad Athar, PhD

    Eric W. Baum, MD, Endowed Professorship in Dermatology

    Established February 7, 2014
    Appointed June 13, 2014

    William C. Bailey, MD
     

    William C. Bailey, MD

    Eminent Scholar Chair in Pulmonary Diseases

    Established September 22, 1989
    Appointed September 27, 1996

    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

    Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
     

    Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD

    Charlene A. Jones Endowed Chair in Neuroimmunology

    Established June 13, 2014
    Appointed November 7, 2014

    Dan E. Berkowitz, MB, BCh
     

    Dan E. Berkowitz, MB, BCh

    Alfred Habeeb Chair in Anesthesiology

    Established April 10, 1992
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    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

    Joseph Ramon Biggio Jr., MD
     

    Joseph Ramon Biggio Jr., MD

    John C. Hauth Endowed Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Established November 6, 2015
    Appointed June 17, 2016

    Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD
     

    Mary-Ann Bjornsti, PhD

    Newman H. Waters Chair of Clinical Pharmacology

    Established October 30, 1992
    Appointed February 6, 2009

    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

    James A. Bonner, MD
     

    James A. Bonner, MD

    Merle M. Salter Chair of Radiation Oncology

    Established September 15, 1995
    Appointed March 20, 1998

    Michael E. Boulton, PhD
     

    Michael E. Boulton, PhD

    Susan and Dowd Ritter/RPB Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology Research

    Established September 2014

    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

    S. Louis Bridges Jr., MD, PhD
     

    S. Louis Bridges Jr., MD, PhD

    Anna Lois Waters Endowed Chair in Rheumatology

    Established March 4, 1970
    Appointed June 13, 2014

    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

    Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF
     

    Cynthia J. Brown, MD, MSPH, AGSF

    Gwen McWhorter Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine

    Established February 15, 2002
    Appointed 2019


    Cheri L. Canon, MD
     

    Cheri L. Canon, MD

    Witten-Stanley Endowed Chair of Radiology

    Established December 5, 1997
    Appointed April 8, 2011

    Waldemar A. Carlo, MD
     

    Waldemar A. Carlo, MD

    Edwin M. Dixon Endowed Chair in Neonatology

    Established June 23, 2000
    Appointed September 14, 2000

    William Ralph Carroll, MD
     

    William Ralph Carroll, MD

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

    Established June 28, 1993
    Appointed February 4, 2011

    A. Brent Carter, MD
     

    A. Brent Carter, MD

    Department of Medicine Endowed Professorship in Lung Immunology

    Established September 18, 2015
    Appointed September 18, 2015

    Herbert Chen, MD
     

    Herbert Chen, MD

    Fay Fletcher Kerner Chair of Surgery

    Established October 19, 1973
    Appointed April 8, 2016

    Louise T. Chow, PhD
     

    Louise T. Chow, PhD

    Anderson Family Chair in Medical Education, Research & Patient Care in the School of Medicine

    Established June 15, 2007
    Appointed September 13, 2013

    James J. Cimino, MD
     

    James J. Cimino, MD

    Endowed Professorship in Informatics

    Established June 19, 2015
    Appointed November 6, 2015

    Mitchell B. Cohen, MD
     

    Mitchell B. Cohen, MD

    Katharine Reynolds Ireland Chair of Pediatrics

    Established October 30, 1992
    Appointed November 7, 2014

    Edward V. Colvin, MD
     

    Edward V. Colvin, MD

    Lionel M. Bargeron, Jr., MD, Chair in Pediatric Cardiology

    Established December 12, 1996
    Appointed April 18, 1997

    Christine Curcio, PhD
     

    Christine Curcio, PhD

    White-McKee Endowed Professorship in Ophthalmology 

    Established April 2018

    Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH
     

    Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, MS, MPH

    The Meyer Foundation William J. Koopman, MD, Endowed Professorship in Immunology and Rheumatology

    Established April 12, 2013
    Appointed June 14, 2013

    Robert J. Dabal, MD
     

    Robert J. Dabal, MD

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

    Established February 15, 2002

    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

    Louis J. Dell'Italia, MD
     

    Louis J. Dell'Italia, MD

    Elmer and Glenda Harris Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Disease

    Established November 5, 2004
    Appointed November 5, 2004

    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

    Mark T. Dransfield, MD
     

    Mark T. Dransfield, MD

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

    Established November 6, 2015
    Appointed September 23, 2016

    Steven R. Duncan, MD
     

    Steven R. Duncan, MD

    Endowed Professorship in Medicine

    Established February 6, 2015
    Appointed February 6, 2015

    Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD
     

    Yogesh Dwivedi, PhD

    Elesabeth Ridgely Shook Endowed Chair in Psychiatry

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed November 8, 2013

    Devin E. Eckhoff, MD
     

    Devin E. Eckhoff, MD

    Arnold G. Diethelm Endowed Chair for Transplantation Surgery

    Established October 1, 2004
    Appointed February 3, 2012

    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

    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

    Rachel E. Fargason, MD
     

    Rachel E. Fargason, MD

    Patrick H. Linton Professorship of Psychiatry

    Established December 4, 1987
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    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

    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

    Stuart J. Frank, MD
     

    Stuart J. Frank, MD

    Ruth Lawson Hanson Chair of Medicine in Diabetes and Metabolism

    Established July 20, 1967
    Appointed November 9, 2007

    Karen L. Gamble, PhD
     

    Karen L. Gamble, PhD

    Tate Jordan Thomas Professorship in Psychiatric Medicine

    Established December 15, 1994
    Appointed November 4, 2016

    David S. Geldmacher, MD, FACP
     

    David S. Geldmacher, MD, FACP

    Warren Family Endowed Chair in Neurology

    Established June 15, 2012
    Appointed November 4, 2016

    James F. George, PhD
     

    James F. George, PhD

    UAB Cardiovascular Surgical Research Chair

    Established February 23, 1980
    Appointed September 18, 2015

    Christopher A. Girkin, MD
     

    Christopher A. Girkin, MD

    EyeSight Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology

    Established November 19, 1999
    Appointed June 15, 2012

    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

    Jianguo G. Gu, MB, PhD
     

    Jianguo G. Gu, MB, PhD

    Edward A. Ernst, MD, Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed February 6, 2015

    Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MM, Sc
     

    Orlando M. Gutierrez, MD, MM, Sc

    Hilda B. Anderson Endowed Chair in Nephrology

    Established February 4, 2011

    Mark N. Hadley, MD
     

    Mark N. Hadley, MD

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

    Established September 15, 2006
    Appointed February 3, 2006

    Kevin S. Harrod, PhD
     

    Kevin S. Harrod, PhD

    Benjamin Monroe Carraway, MD, Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

    Established April 18, 1997
    Appointed February 6, 2015

    Martin J. Heslin, MD
     

    Martin J. Heslin, MD

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

    Established April 13, 2012
    Appointed April 13, 2012

    Warner K. Huh, MD
     

    Warner K. Huh, MD

    Margaret Cameron Spain Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Established September 18, 1998
    Appointed April 12, 2013

    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

    Keith A. Jones, MD
     

    Keith A. Jones, MD

    Maurice S. Albin, MD, Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

    Established April 8, 2005
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    John R. Kearney, PhD, BDS
     

    John R. Kearney, PhD, BDS

    Endowed Professorship in Immunology 

    Established April 8, 2016

    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

    Robert P. Kimberly, MD
     

    Robert P. Kimberly, MD

    Howard L. Holley Research Chair in Rheumatology

    Established December 4, 1987
    Appointed September 28, 1996

    James K. Kirklin, MD
     

    James K. Kirklin, MD

    John W. Kirklin Chair of Cardiovascular Surgery

    Established February 23, 1980
    Appointed November 10, 2006

    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

    Adrienne C. Lahti, MD
     

    Adrienne C. Lahti, MD

    F. Cleveland Kinney Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry

    Established June 15, 2007

    Charles Seth Landefeld, MD
     

    Charles Seth Landefeld, MD

    Spencer Chair in Medical Science Leadership

    Established September 18, 1992
    Appointed September 14, 2012

    Ronald M. Lazar, PhD
     

    Ronald M. Lazar, PhD

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

    Established February 3, 2006

    Charles A. Leath III, MD
     

    Charles A. Leath III, MD

    Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in Gynecologic Oncology

    Established September 18, 1998

    Massoud A. Lessar, MD
     

    Massoud A. Lessar, MD

    Baker-Dean Endowed Professorship in Interventional Cardiology

    Established February 18, 2000
    Appointed June 15, 2012

    Yi-Ping Li, PhD
     

    Yi-Ping Li, PhD

    Jay M. McDonald, MD, Endowed Professorship in Bone Pathobiology

    Established September 17, 2010
    Appointed September 17, 2010

    Gang Liu, MD, PhD
     

    Gang Liu, MD, PhD

    Endowed Profesorship in Lung Cellular and Molecular Biology


    Appointed April 12, 2019

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

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

    Mark H. Deierhoi, MD, Endowed Professorship

    Established April 12, 2019
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    Frances E. Lund, PhD
     

    Frances E. Lund, PhD

    Charles H. McCauley Chair of Microbiology

    Established February 18, 1978
    Appointed February 3, 2012

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD
     

    Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, MD

    C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professorship in Pathology

    Established April 7, 2017
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    Roslyn Bernstein Mannon, MD
     

    Roslyn Bernstein Mannon, MD

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

    Established April 20, 2001
    Appointed June 19, 2009

    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

    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

    James M. Markert, MD
     

    James M. Markert, MD

    James Garber Galbraith Chair in Neurosurgery

    Established September 18, 1992
    Appointed June 20, 2008

    Sadis Matalon, PhD
     

    Sadis Matalon, PhD

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

    Established September 18, 1998
    Appointed May 7, 1999

    Amie B. McLain, MD
     

    Amie B. McLain, MD

    Robert B. Kyle Professorship and Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine

    Established May 3, 1974
    Appointed June 21, 1996

    Lori McMahon, PhD
     

    Lori McMahon, PhD

    Jarman F. Lowder Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience

    Established June 15, 2012
    Appointed June 15, 2012

    James H. Meador-Woodruff, MD
     

    James H. Meador-Woodruff, MD

    Heman E. Drummond Endowed Chair of Psychiatry

    Established September 9, 1988
    Appointed February 3, 2006

    Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH
     

    Douglas R. Morgan, MD, MPH

    Endowed Professorship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Established April 12, 2019
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    John D. Mountz, MD, PhD
     

    John D. Mountz, MD, PhD

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

    Established April 30, 1993
    Appointed February 15, 2002

    Moon H. Nahm, MD
     

    Moon H. Nahm, MD

    Endowed Chair in Lung Health

    Established February 7, 2014
    Appointed November 4, 2016

    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

    Georges J. Netto, MD
     

    Georges J. Netto, MD

    Robert and Ruth Anderson Chair in Pathology

    Established February 3, 2006
    Appointed February 3, 2017

    John Owen, MD, MSPH
     

    John Owen, MD, MSPH

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

    Established May 7, 1999
    Appointed June 19, 2009

    Cynthia Owsley, PhD
     

    Cynthia Owsley, PhD

    Nathan E. Miles Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology

    Established April 19, 1996
    Appointed September 14, 2007

    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

    Edward E. Partridge, MD
     

    Edward E. Partridge, MD

    Evalina B. Spencer Chair in Oncology

    Established September 23, 1994
    Appointed November 9, 2007

    Haydeh Payami, PhD
     

    Haydeh Payami, PhD

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

    Established February 3, 2006
    Appointed April 10, 2015

    Glenn E. Peters, MD
     

    Glenn E. Peters, MD

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

    Established September 16, 2005
    Appointed February 3, 2012

    Jean-Francois Pittet, MD
     

    Jean-Francois Pittet, MD

    David Hill Chestnut Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology

    Established February 8, 2013
    Appointed June 14, 2013

    Steven M. Pogwizd, MD
     

    Steven M. Pogwizd, MD

    Featheringill Endowed Chair in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research

    Established April 8, 2011
    Appointed April 8, 2011

    David M. Pollock, PhD
     

    David M. Pollock, PhD

    Stephen G. Rostand, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Nephrology

    Established November 8, 2013
    Appointed June 13, 2014

    Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD
     

    Selvarangan Ponnazhagan, PhD

    Endowed Professorship in Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

    Established April 13, 2012
    Appointed April 13, 2012

    Craig Matlow Powell, MD, PhD
     

    Craig Matlow Powell, MD, PhD

    Virginia B. Spencer Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience

    Established September 14, 2012

    Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD
     

    Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD

    Mary Gertrude Waters Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine

    Established October 20, 1972
    Appointed February 3, 2012

    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

    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

    Holly E. Richter, MD, PhD
     

    Holly E. Richter, MD, PhD

    J. Marion Sims Endowed Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Established June 27, 1985
    AppointedSeptember 19, 2008

    Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD
     

    Erik D. Roberson, MD, PhD

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

    Established April 4, 2014
    Appointed November 4, 2016

    Rosalinda C. Roberts, PhD
     

    Rosalinda C. Roberts, PhD

    Kathy Ireland Chair in Psychiatric Research

    Established April 10, 1992
    Appointed February 2, 2007

    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

    Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc
     

    Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc

    Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology

    Established June 22, 2001
    Appointed April 17, 2009

    Michael S. Saag, MD
     

    Michael S. Saag, MD

    Jim Straley Endowed Chair in AIDS Research

    Established June 15, 2007
    Appointed September 14, 2007

    Brian Samuels, MD, PhD
     

    Brian Samuels, MD, PhD

    Dennis-McKee Endowed Chair in Glaucoma Research 

    Established April 4, 2014

    Paul W. Sanders, MD
     

    Paul W. Sanders, MD

    Thomas E. Andreoli Endowed Chair in Nephrology

    Established September 13, 2001
    Appointed June 17, 2011

    Ralph DeWitt Sanderson, PhD
     

    Ralph DeWitt Sanderson, PhD

    Endowed Professorship in Cancer Pathobiology

    Established April 13, 2012
    Appointed April 13, 2012

    Anath Shalev, MD
     

    Anath Shalev, MD

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

    Established April 6, 2007
    Appointed November 5, 2010

    Richard C. Shelton, MD
     

    Richard C. Shelton, MD

    Charles Byron Ireland Chair of Psychiatric Research

    Established April 14, 1973
    Appointed February 3, 2012

    Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD
     

    Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD

    Robert W. Mowry Endowed Professorship in Pathology

    Established April 18, 2008
    Appointed September 19, 2008

    Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH
     

    Jasvinder A. Singh, MD, MPH

    Endowed Professorship in Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

    Established June 17, 2016
    Appointed September 23, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Jose' A. Tallaj, MD
     

    Jose' A. Tallaj, MD

    Bourge-McGiffin Endowed Professorship in Heart Transplantation

    Established April 12, 2019
    Appointed April 12, 2019

    Victor J. Thannickal, MD
     

    Victor J. Thannickal, MD

    Ben Vaughan Branscomb Chair of Medicine in Respiratory Disease

    Established November 2, 1990
    Appointed September 17, 2010

    Steven M. Theiss, MD
     

    Steven M. Theiss, MD

    John D. Sherrill Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Established September 12, 1970
    Appointed September 13, 2013

    Alan T. Tita, MD
     

    Alan T. Tita, MD

    John C. Hauth Endowed Professorship in Maternal Fetal Medicine

    Established November 6, 2015

    Ashita Tolwani, MD
     

    Ashita Tolwani, MD

    DCI/Edwin A. Rutsky Endowed Professor in Nephrology

    Established June 17, 2016
    Appointed June 17, 2016

    Tim Mendler Townes, PhD
     

    Tim Mendler Townes, PhD

    James C. and Elizabeth T. Lee Chair of Biochemistry

    Established April 30, 1993
    Appointed June 22, 2001

    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

    Marshall M. Urist, MD
     

    Marshall M. Urist, MD

    Dr. Champ Lyons Endowed Chair in General Surgery

    Established June 27, 1997
    Appointed June 27, 1997

    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

    Casey T. Weaver, MD
     

    Casey T. Weaver, MD

    Wyatt and Susan Haskell Endowed Professorship for Medical Excellence

    Established September 14, 2007
    Appointed November 9, 2007

    Ursula Isolde Wesselmann, MD, DTM&H (Lond.), Dr med.
     

    Ursula Isolde Wesselmann, MD, DTM&H (Lond.), Dr med.

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

    Established November 7, 2003
    Appointed April 8, 2016

    Andrew B. West, PhD
     

    Andrew B. West, PhD

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

    Established February 8, 2013
    Appointed February 8, 2013

    Richard J. Whitley, MD
     

    Richard J. Whitley, MD

    Loeb Eminent Scholar Chair in Pediatrics

    Established February 28, 1992
    Appointed February 28, 1992

    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

    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

    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

    Anna Yemelyanova, MD
     

    Anna Yemelyanova, MD

    Hazel Gore, MD, Endowed Professorship in Gynecologic Pathology  

    Established April 8, 2011

    Bradley K. Yoder, PhD
     

    Bradley K. Yoder, PhD

    UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

    Established September 19, 2008
    Appointed September 18, 2015

    Martin E. Young, D Phil
     

    Martin E. Young, D Phil

    Jeanne V. Marks Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research

    Established November 19, 1999

    Xinglong Zheng, MD, PhD
     

    Xinglong Zheng, MD, PhD

    Dr. Robert B. Adams Endowed Professorship in Pathology

    Established February 7, 2014
    Appointed April 10, 2015

    Marcas M. Bamman, Ph.D.
     

    Marcas M. Bamman, Ph.D.

    UAHSF SOM Endowed Professorship in Regenerative and Translational Medicine

    Established September 7, 2019
    Appointed September 7, 2019

    Hugh T. McElderry, Jr., M.D.
     

    Hugh T. McElderry, Jr., M.D.

    G. Neal Kay Endowed Professorship in Clinical Electrophysiology

    Established February 8, 2019
    Appointed June 7, 2019

    Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
     

    Suzanne Oparil, M.D.

    United Therapeutics Endowed Professorship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease

    Established April 12, 2013
    Appointed June 7, 2019


    To be appointed:

    • James and Pat Estes Alzheimer’s Disease Endowed Professorship
      Established June 7, 2019
    • Rebecca Gale Endowed Professorship
      Established June 7, 2019
    • Michael S. Saag, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases
      Established June 7, 2019
    • Edward W. Hook, III, M.D., Endowed Professorship in Infectious Disease
      Established June 7, 2019
    • Emmett G. and Beverly S. Parrish Endowed Professorship
      Established November 9, 2001
    • Robert C. and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Transplant Nephrology
      Established September 13, 2001
    • E. A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
      Established September 16, 2011
    • Albert F. LoBuglio Endowed Chair for Translational Cancer Research
      Established September 16, 2006
    • Alma B. Maxwell-UAHSF Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research
      Established September 19, 2008
    • Bee McWane Reid Endowed Professorship in Psychiatry and Neurobiology
      Established February 7, 2014
    • Caldwell Marks Endowed Chair in Cancer Oncology
      Established November 11, 2005
    • Department of Medicine Endowed Professorship in Lung Biology
      Established September 18, 2015 
    • Department of Radiology Visiting Professor Endowment Fund
      Established October 27, 1989
    • Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Prevention and Control
      Established April 12, 2013
    • Endowed Professorship in Lung Cellular and Molecular Biology
      Established 2019
    • Geropsychiatry Research Chair
      Established June 28, 1993
    • Helen and Robert Whitley Endowed Professorship of Pediatrics
      Established April 8, 2016
    • J. Benjamin Younger, MD, Endowed Professorship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
      Established September 14, 2000
    • James K. Kirklin, MD, Endowed Visiting Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgical Science
      Established June 15, 2015
    • Jay M. McDonald, MD, Endowed Professorship in Laboratory Medicine
      Established February 6, 2015
    • 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
    • J. Max Austin, Jr., MD, Endowed Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
      Established June 20, 2008 
    • Leonard H. Robinson Endowed Chair in Pathology
      Established September 18, 1998
    • Marguerite Jones Harbert-Gene V. Ball, MD Endowed Chair in Rheumatology
      Established February 3, 2006
    • Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
      Established June 25, 1999
    • Neil E. Christopher, MD, Endowed Professorship in Family and Community Medicine
      Established November 9, 2001
    • 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
    • Robert C. Bourge and Cutessa D. Bourge Endowed Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease
      Established April 8, 2016
    • S. Richardson Hill, Jr., Professorship in Endocrinology
      Established June 17, 1988
    • SK Bioscience Endowed Professorship in Pneumonia Research
      Established April 12, 2019
    • The Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
      Established June 15, 2007
    • UAHSF Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology
      Established April 12, 2019
    • 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 Endowed Faculty Positions

    Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, FAAN
     

    Marie Bakitas, DNSc, APRN, FAAN

    Marie L. O'Koren Endowed Chair in Nursing

    Established September 18, 1992
    Appointed February 8, 2013

    Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN
     

    Doreen C. Harper, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Fay B. Ireland Endowed Chair for the Dean of the School of Nursing

    Established February 4, 2011
    Appointed April 8, 2011

    Colonel Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN
     

    Colonel Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN

    Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing

    Established December 5, 1997

    Marie Rodriguez Shirey, Ph.D.
     

    Marie Rodriguez Shirey, Ph.D.

    Jane H. Brock-Florence Nightingale Endowed Professorship in Nursing

    Established June 7, 2019
    Appointed June 7, 2019


    To be appointed:

    Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professorship in Nursing
    Established June 17, 2005

  • 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

    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