Endowments

An endowed chair or professorship is among the highest honors awarded by Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, reserved for only the most distinguished senior scientists or clinicians. Endowments lend prestige, visibility, and a continuous source of funding to the positions they support and enable us to attract and retain the best specialists in a field. An endowed chair or professorship recognizes and promotes excellence in pediatric medicine and signifies our commitment to support that work.

Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Endowment NameChairholderPhoto

The Jules Amer Chair in Community Pediatrics

Promotes quality, cost-effective, population-based health outcomes for all children in optimal community practice settings through the activities of the Community Child Health Outcomes Program.

Edwin Asturias, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Infectious Diseases
Director for Latin America

Edwin Asturias, MD

Richard Abrams and Marian Rewers Endowed Chair for Clinical Research to Eradicate Childhood Diabetes

Supports research efforts aimed at juvenile diabetes prevention.

Marian Rewers, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Marian Rewers, MD, PhD

Ed and Roxanne Fie Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Breathing

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures for children with breathing illnesses.

Robin Deterding, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
Director, Breathing Institute,
Children's Hospital Colorado

Robin Deterding, MD
The Asher Accurso Endowed Chair for Cystic Fibrosis

Supports research to improve the quality of life for children with cystic fibrosis.
Scott D. Sagel, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Scott D. Sagel, MD, PhD

The Barton Family Endowed Chair for Bone Marrow Transplant

Supports expertise in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and provides additional training in oncology, hematology and immunology.

Michael Verneris, MD​

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Michael Verneris, MD

The Frederick C. Battaglia Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures in neonatology.

Paul J. Rozance, MD​

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology
The Frederick C. Battaglia Chair in Neonatology Research,
Children's Hospital Colorado
Paul Rozance, MD

The Stephen Berman, MD Endowed Chair in General Pediatrics

Supports the care of underserved children, the education of those who provide primary care services, and research on how to advance quality care in a cost-effective manner.

Christopher Stille, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of General Academic Pediatrics
Christopher Stille, MD, MPH

L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics

Supports the Chair in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, sustaining research and medical education.

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, 
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief,
Children's Hospital Colorado

Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD

Dr. Nicholas Foreman Endowed Chair for Neuro-Oncology Research

To fund a chair in cancer research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

Rajeev Vibhakar, MD, PhD, MPH/MSPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology and Blood Marrow Transplantation

Rajeev Vibhakar, MD, PhD, MPH

H. Peter Chase, MD, Endowed Chair

Supports the Clinical Director or the Pediatric Clinic Director of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

H. Peter Chase, MD

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
H. Peter Chase, MD

Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair for Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics

To encourage innovative and cutting-edge research that will lead to cures for pediatric cancers; promote the development and wide dissemination of novel treatments and therapies for pediatric cancers.​

Maureen M. O'Brien, MD, MS

Visiting Professor of Pediatrics,
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Leukemia/Lymphoma Program Leader

Maureen O'Brien, MD

Ehst-Hummel-Kaufmann Family Endowed Chair in Inherited Metabolic Disease

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures for children with inherited metabolic disease.

Kenneth MacLean, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Genetics & Metabolism

Kenneth MacLean, PhD

Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures for children with immunology illnesses.

Aaron Michels, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Clinical Immunology,
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Aaron Michels, MD

The Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer

Supports the activities of the Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to improve the treatment and therapies available to children with cancer.

Lia Gore, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program,
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Lia Gore, MD

The Ergen Family Endowed Chair

Supports numerous projects with diverse areas of focus, including children living in both rural and urban settings, children with chronic diseases, children who are generally healthy but lack crucial preventive care, and children who are at high risk of poor health outcomes due to negative social determinants including poverty or abuse.

Allison Kempe, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of General Academic Pediatrics
Founding Director, ACCORDS

Allison Kempe, MD, MPH/MSPH

Family Wellness Chair in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Supports the activities of the Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders to improve the treatment and therapies available to children with cancer.

Robert Casey, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation

Robert Casey, MD

The Dale, Cindy and Kristin Francescon Endowed Chair for Headache Treatment

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures for children with chronic headaches.

Marcy Yonker, MD

Professor of Clinical Practice
Pediatric Neurology

Marcy Yonker, MD

Satish K. Garg and Bimla Garg Barbara Davis Center Young Adult Clinic Endowed Chair

Supports a professorship in the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools at the University of Colorado; and supports clinical research and clinical care for young adult patients (greater than 18 years) with diabetes.

Satish K. Garg, MD, MBBS, DM

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Adult Diabetes Division, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Satish K. Garg, MD

Charles C. Gates Endowed Chair at the Gates Institute

Fry oversees a team that will lead the development of clinical trials of novel cell and gene therapies.

Terry Fry, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Director of Cancer Immunotherapy
Co-Director, Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative

Terry Fry, MD

Haberfeld Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

Supports advancements in research and treatment for children and families coping with pediatric neuromuscular disorders.

Julie A. Parsons, MD

Professor of Clinical Practice
Pediatrics Neurology
Co-Director, Neuromuscular Clinic
Julie A. Parsons, MD

Taru Hays, MD Endowed Chair in Pediatric Hematology

Supports advancements in research and treatment for children and families coping with pediatric hematology disorders.

Taizo Nakano, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Medical Director, Vascular Anomalies Center
Taizo Nakano, MD

Hewit/Andrews Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease

Supports research and ensures that clinical trials are made available for children with viral hepatitis and other liver diseases.

Shikha S. Sundaram, MD, MSCI, FAASLD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Shikha Sundaram, MD, MSCI, FAASLD

Hoover Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and Innovation

Supports cancer research and innovation in pediatric patients.

Meg Macy, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Meg Macy, MD

Hoover Family Endowed Chair for Digestive Health and Nutrition

Supports research and innovation in pediatric patients.

Edwin de Zoeten, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Edwin deZoeten, MD, PhD

Daniel Hyman Endowed Chair for Quality and Safety

Supports research and innovation for quality and safety.

Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Emergency Medicine
Chief Quality Officer,
Children's Hospital Colorado
Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director

Supports research and ensures that clinical trials are made available for children with cardiac problems.

Christian Mosimann, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Developmental Biology
Christian Mosimann, PhD

Jones Family Endowed Chair in Medical Education

Resources from this fund will aid the vision of the faculty chair holder and assist students and trainees, research priorities, conference participation, curriculum development and other activities that elevate the study and practice of medical educations.

Tai Mara Lockspeiser, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of General Academic Pediatrics
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Medical Director, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program
Tai Mara Lockspeiser, MD

Ed and Jeannette Kerr Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures for endocrine bone diseases.

Nina Ma, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Endocrinology
Director, Bone and Mineral Metabolism Program
Nina Ma, MD

The La Cache Critical Care Endowed Chair

Supports the the Section Head of Critical Care at Childrens Hospital Colorado.

Kurt Stenmark, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Head, Section of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Research Laboratory

Kurt Stenmark, MD

The La Cache Endowed Chair for Gastrointestinal, Allergic and Immunologic Disease

Supports children and families with GI disorders, promotes research aimed at novel therapies to treat/cure GI aspects of food allergies and fosters leadership for the gastroenterology team.

Glenn Furuta, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Section Head, Digestive Health Institute and Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program, Children's Hospital Colorado
Glenn Furuta, MD

W.H. Lea for Justice Endowed Chair in Pediatric Law, Ethics and Policy

Leads the development of data-driven, research-informed public policy initiatives centered on child health and well-being.

Warren Binford, JD, EdM

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Child Abuse & Neglect
Director for Pediatric Law, Ethics & Policy, The Kempe Center

Warren Binford, JD, EdM

Lula O. Lubchenco, MD Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Supports  teaching, training, research, clinical care and other activities in neonatology.

Sunah Hwang, MD, PhD, MPH/MSPH

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neonatology

Sunah Hwang, MD, PhD, MPH/MSPH

Jack Cooper Millisor Endowed Chair in Pediatric Heart Disease

Supports advancements in research and treatment for children and families coping with pediatric cardiology disorders.

Shelley Miyamoto, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute,
Children's Hospital Colorado
Shelley Miyamoto, MD

Orr Family Endowed Chair in Adult Diabetes

To provide support for a chair in the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Peter Gottlieb, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Peter Gottlieb, MD

The Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology

Supports the activities of the Section Head of Child Neurology in order to advance clinical care, education, and research for children with neurological disorders.

Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD

Visiting Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Child Neurology

Kevin Ess, MD, PhD

The Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology Research

Supports neurology research at Children’s Hospital Colorado.​

Timothy Benke, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Neurology
Director, Research-Neurosciences Institute
Timothy Benke, MD, PhD

The Postle Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

Supports research into the cause and treatment of pediatric cancer and blood disorders in order to enhance and improve clinical care.

Patricia Ernst, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Pre-Clinical Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program
Patricia Ernst, PhD

Selby’s Chair in Pediatric Cardiology

Supports the Section of Cardiology and assists in improving the lives of pediatric heart patients, helping them live normal and productive lives.

Shelley Miyamoto, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Cardiology
Co-Director, Heart Institute,
Children's Hospital Colorado
Shelley Miyamoto, MD

The Arnold Silverman, MD Endowed Chair in Digestive Health

Supports the Section Head of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in efforts to advance patient care, research, and education that will improve the health and well-being of children affected by digestive and nutritional disorders.

Glenn Furuta, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Section Head, Digestive Health Institute and Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program, Children's Hospital Colorado
Glenn Furuta, MD

The Lenore T. Stoddart-La Cache Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Supports the the Section Head of Neonatology at Childrens Hospital Colorado, with specific focus on research, patient care, and education in a multi-institutional setting.

Randall B. Wilkening, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Neonatology
Vice Chair for Clinical Practice
Chair, Clinical Practice Committee
Associate Vice Chair, Research Affairs, Perinatal Research

Randall B. Wilkening, MD

Tanabe-Bobrow Family Young Investigator Award Endowed Fund

Established by donors Arlene Bobrow and Charles Tanabe, the fund supports early- and mid-career researchers at Children's Colorado.

Currently Vacant

 

 

Tanner and Ellie Seebaum Endowed Chair for Palliative Care

Expands palliative care to every child and family facing deeply personal challenges with medically complex, life-limiting diseases.

Adam B. Hill, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Head, 
Section of Palliative Medicine

Adam Hill, MD

Tanner Seebaum and Zachary Tschetter Chair in Neuro-Oncology

Supports the Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program and ensures excellence in clinical care, medical education, and research to improve the lives of pediatric brain tumor patients.

Nicholas K. Foreman, MB ChB

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program

Nicholas K. Forman, MD, MB ChB

Sissel & Findlow Family Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Supports teaching and research into new methods of treating childhood diabetes.

Lori G. Sussel, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Basic & Translational Research Division, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Lori G. Sussel, PhD

Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease

To fund world-class care for children living with celiac disease and related disorders.

Edwin Liu, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Director, Colorado Center for Celiac Disease
Edwin Liu, MD

Jack and Viki Thompson Chair in Child Maltreatment and Family Health

Supports the Executive Director of the Kempe Center in the development of clinical, research and educational programs to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Kathryn Wells, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Child Abuse and Neglect,
The Kempe Center


Kathryn Wells, MD

James Todd and Mimi Glodé Endowed Chair for Infectious Disease

Supports research and clinical care for better treatments and cures in infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Elizabeth McFarland, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director, Children's Hospital Colorado HIV Program
Medical Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease Outpatient Clinic

Elizabeth McFarland, MD

Bruce and Bev Wagner Family Endowed Chair for Child Health Research

Supports efforts to advance patient care, research, and education in child health research.

Ronald J. Sokol, MD

Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Director, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute
Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Center & Liver Transplantation Program
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical & Translational Science
Chief Scientific Officer, Child Health

Ronald Sokol, MD

The Wagner Family Chair in Childhood Diabetes

Supports the Director of the Pediatrics Services and Pediatric Translational Research at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in efforts to advance care for children, adolescents, and young adults with all types of diabetes through encouragement of research and education.

Paul Wadwa, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Clinic and
Director of Telemedicine, 
Barbara Davis Center


Paul Wadwa, MD

Diane G. Wallach Chair in Pediatric Stem Cell Biology

Supports the Director of Pediatric Stem Cell Biology in order to develop this new program at Children’s Hospital Colorado in partnership with the Charles C. Gates Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology at the University of Colorado.

Bruce Appel, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Head,
Section of Developmental Biology

Bruce Appel, PhD

 

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