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

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

Asher-Accurso Family 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
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center

Scott Sagel

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
Director for Latin America

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
Section Head, Pulmonology
Director, Aerodigestive Program
Director, Breathing Center

Barton Family Chair in 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
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Frederick C. Battaglia Endowed Chair in Neonatology

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

Paul Rozance, MD​

Professor of Pediatrics
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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
Section Head, General Academic Pediatrics
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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 Chairman
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician-in-Chief
Children's Hospital Colorado

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
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Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair in 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.​

Lia Gore, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Hematology Oncology
Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program, University of Colorado Cancer Center

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

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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
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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
Section Head, Hematology Oncology
Co-Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program, University of Colorado Cancer Center

Ergen Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Outcomes Research

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
Founding Director, ACCORDS

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

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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, Pediatrics

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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

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Adult Diabetes Clinic

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
Director of Cancer Immunotherapy
Co-Director, Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Initiative

Terry Fry

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
Co-Director, Neuromuscular Clinic
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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
Medical Director, Vascular Anomalies Center
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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.

Currently Vacant
 

Hoover Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and Innovation

Supports cancer research and innovation in pediatric patients.

Meg Macy, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
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Hoover Family Endowed Chair for Digestive Health

Supports research and innovation in pediatric patients.

Edwin deZoeten, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
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The Daniel Hyman Endowed Chair for Quality and Safety

Supports research and innovation for quality and safety.

Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics
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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
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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
Assistant Dean of Medical Education
Medical Director - Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program
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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
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The LaCache Critical Care Endowed Chair

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

Kurt Stenmark, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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The LaCache 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
Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
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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

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

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Jack Cooper Millisor 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
Director, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program
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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 Ess, MD, PhD

Visiting Professor of Pediatrics

Kevin Ess

The Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology Research

Supports neurology research at Children’s Hospital Colorado.​

Timothy Benke, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Research-Neurosciences Institute
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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

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.

D. Dunbar Ivy, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program

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.

Currently Vacant 

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
Section Head, Neonatology
Vice Chair, Clinical Practice and Finance (Pediatrics)

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 Hill, MD

Associate Professor

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
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program

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

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
Director, Colorado Center for Celiac Disease

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
Section Head, Child Abuse and Neglect


James Todd and Mimi Glodé Endowed Chair for Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology

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

Elizabeth McFarland, MD

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

Bruce and Bev Wagner Endowed Chair in Child Health Research

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

Ronald Sokol, MD

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

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.

Currently Vacant
 

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 Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Biology

 

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