November 13, 2019

Faculty recognized at Endowed Chairs and Professorships Reception

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endowed chairsSelwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS, dean of the School of Medicine, welcomed faculty members and their families to the Endowed Chairs and Professorships Reception Nov. 5 in the Partridge Atrium of the Wallace Tumor Institute. Leaders from the School of Medicine joined with the thirteen faculty honorees and their families to celebrate their endowed chairs and professorships. Vickers lauded their accomplishment: “This is the highest number of honorees we’ve had at these bi-annual receptions, and you all should be proud.”

Endowed chairs and professorships give donors the chance to link their names to an area of special interest within the university. Some choose to direct their gifts—to endow a chair or professorship in the academic discipline that inspired them, to create scholarships or fellowships for deserving students, or to support medical research of particular importance to them.

Every present honoree was introduced by their faculty leader, who shared details about the honorees accomplishments. The donors who have created or contributed to the endowed chairs and professorships were also recognized during an honor roll segment for their contributions to the School of Medicine. Following the awards, the honored faculty members stayed for group pictures and enjoyed light refreshments with the other guests.

The faculty recognized for new endowed chairs and professorships include:

Andre Ballesteros-Tato, Ph.D.
J. Claude Bennett Endowed Professorship in Rheumatology and Immunology

Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, M.D., Ph.D.
C. Bruce Alexander Endowed Professorship in Pathology

Marcas M. Bamman, Ph.D.
UAHSF Endowed Professorship in Regenerative and Translational Medicine

H. Tom Mcelderry, Jr., M.D.
G. Neal Kay Professorship in Clinical Electrophysiology

Dan E. Berkowitz, M.B., BCh
Alfred Habeeb Chair in Anesthesiology

Douglas R. Morgan, M.D., MPH
Endowed Professorship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Rachel E. Fargason, M.D.
Patrick H. Linton Professorship in Psychiatry

Suzanne Oparil, M.D.
United Therapeutics Endowed Professorship in Pulmonary Vascular Disease

Keith A. (Tony) Jones, M.D.
Maurice S. Albin, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Salpy V. Pamboukian, M.D., MSPH
Bourge-Kirklin Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Gang Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Endowed Professorship in Lung Cellular and Molecular Biology

José A. Tallaj, M.D.
Bourge-McGiffin Endowed Professorship in Heart Transplantation

Jayme E. Locke, M.D., MPH, FACS, FAST
Mark H. Deierhoi, M.D., Endowed Professorship