Philanthropy at the University

Distinguished University Chair

The Distinguished University Chair is the highest endowed position available and is bestowed to best of the best at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A mark of great achievement, this honor signifies the valuable contribution made by the leading minds of the health science center. A $2 million gift is required to establish a Distinguished University Chair endowment.

For questions or comments, contact:

Ty Sponberg

Senior Gift Assurance Officer
(713) 500-3210
e-mail: Edward.Sponberg@uth.tmc.edu

Below is the current list of endowed distinguished university chairs:

Endowed Distinguished University ChairFaculty HolderSchoolEndowment Established
C. Harold and Lorine G. Wallace Distinguished University Chair Brian R. Davis, Ph.D. Medical School 8/29/2008
Harry E. Bovay, Jr. Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic Disease Research Vacant Medical School 7/20/2006
Jack H. Mayfield, M.D. Distinguished University Chair in Surgery Dr. Richard Andrassy Medical School 4/26/2007
John S. Dunn Distinguished University Chair in Ophthalmology Richard S. Ruiz, M.D., Medical School 11/29/2004
John S. Dunn, Distinguished University Chair in Physiology and Medicine John F. Hancock, Ph.D. Medical School 11/4/1998
Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished University Chair in Heart Disease K. Lance Gould, M.D. Medical School 3/9/2000
Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Distinguished University Chair in Metabolic and Inflammatory Disease Research Vacant Medical School 5/30/2005
Richard S. Ruiz, M.D., Distinguished University Chair Robert M. Feldman, M.D. Medical School 10/7/2002
Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry Zhiqiang An, Ph.D. Medical School 8/29/2003