Endowed Chairs and Professorships

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Endowed Chairs and Professorships are established by the philanthropic community and/or organizations to develop, promote, and recognize research excellence throughout the university. The income generated by the endowments enhances the recruitment and retention of internationally renowned candidates who will provide leadership and vision to specific research programs. 

Endowments have virtually matched pace with the overall growth of the school. Currently, the total endowment value is approximately $209 million. Today we have over 55 chairs and professorships.

For all inquiries relative to chairs, professorships and endowments within the Cumming School of Medicine, please contact:


Endowed Chairs and Professorships

ACHF Barb Ibbotson Chair in Pediatric Hematology
- Nicola Wright

ACHF Chair Pediatric Research
- Susanne Benseler

ACHF Cuthbertson and Fischer Chair in Pediatric Mental Health
- Scott Patten

Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology
- Adam Kirton

ACHF Husky Energy Chair in Child and Maternal Health
- Susanne Benseler

ACHF Professorship in Child Health and Wellness
- Stephen Freedman

ACHF MacNeill Chair in Pediatric Surgery
- Mary Brindle

Cal Wenzel Family Foundation Chair in Hepatology
- Mark Swain

Dr. Frank Leblanc Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
- Patrick Whelan

Daniel Family Leadership Chair in  Psychosocial Oncology
- Barry Bultz

DG Wyse-Libin Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
- Robert Rose

Donald Burns and Louise Berlin Professorship in Dementia Research
-Jeffrey Joseph

Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia
- Eric Smith

Kids Cancer Care Chair in Pediatric Oncology
- Jennifer Chan

Kids Cancer Care Chair in Clinical and Translational Research In Pediatric Oncology
- Aru Narendran

Novartis Chair in Schizophrenia Research
- Jean Addington

Tourmaline Oil Chair in Parkinson's Disease
- TBD

Mathison Center for Mental Health Research & Education
- Paul Arnold

Campbell McLaurin Chair Hearing
- TBD

Chair in Brain Tumor Research
- Greg Cairncross

Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair Geriatric Medicine
- Jayna Holroyd-Leduc

Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Alzheimer Research
- Marc Poulin

Calvin, Phoebe and Joan Snyder Chair in Critical Care Research
- Paul Kubes

Crohn's and Collitis Foundation Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research
- Remo Panaccione

Enbridge Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology
- Linda Carlson

Engineered Air Chair in Cancer Research
- Paola Neri

GSK Professorship in Inflammatory Lung Disease
- Richard Leigh

Armstrong Investigatorship in Molecular Cancer Epidemiology
- Darren Brenner

Parker Psychedelic Research Chair
- TBD

Chair in Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology
-TBD

N. B. Hershfield Chair in Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Steve Heitman

Ohlson Family Professorship in Head and Neck Surgery
- Wayne Mathews

Chair in Pediatric Respirology
- Margaret Kelly

Roy and Joan Allen Chair in Vision and Visual Sciences
- Fiona Costello

Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research
- Pietro Ravani

Dr. Lloyd Sutherland Professorship in IBD/GI Research
- Simon Hirota

Arthritis Society Chair in Rheumatic Disease/Rheumatology
- Anne Clark

Arthur J.E. Child Chair in Rheumatology Research
- Cheryl Barnabe

Bob and Nola Rintoul Chair in Bone and Joint Research
- Steven Boyd

Grace Glaum Professorship
- Roman Krawetz

John A. Buchanan Chair in General Internal Medicine
- Irene Ma

McCaig Chair in Joint Injury and Arthritis
- Stephen Boyd

Jessie Boden Lloyd Professorship in Immunology Research
- Chris Mody

Alberta Medical Foundation/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine
- Frank Stahnisch

Chiu Family/AstraZeneca Chair in Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- Hude Quan

HSF Chair in Cardiovascular Research
- Wayne Chen

HSF Chair in Stroke Research
- Mayank Goyal

HSF-Hotchkiss Brain Institute Professorship in Stroke Research
- TBD

HSF-Libin Institute Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
- TBD

Julia McFarlane Chair in Diabetes Research
- Pere Santamaria

Merck Chair in Cardiovascular Research
- Paul Fedak

Suter Professorship in Parkinson's Research
- TBD

David Freeze Chair in Health Research
- Marcello Tonelli

Svare Professorship in Health Economics
- Braden Manns

HSF = Heart & Stroke Foundation
ACHF = Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation