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Endowments

Endowed chairs attract the best minds in pediatric medicine, providing a superb environment for patient care and advances in pediatric medicine.


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


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
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Pediatrician-in-Chief
L. Joseph Butterfield Chair in Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado



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.

James K. Todd, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health
Section Head, Epidemiology (Pediatrics)
Vice Chair, Advocacy (Pediatrics)
Jules Amer Chair in Community Pediatrics
Director, Epidemiology, Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Microbiology, Children's Hospital Colorado



Children's Hospital Colorado 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.

Stephen Berman, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado Chair in General Pediatrics
Director, Center for Global Health
University of Colorado School of Public Health



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.

Stephen P. Hunger, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer



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 at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Satish K. Garg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Adult Diabetes Clinic
Satish K. Garg and Kavita Garg Barbara Davis Center Adult Diabetes Clinical Research Professorship
Satish K. Garg and Bimla Garg Barbara Davis Center Adult Clinic Endowed Chair



Satish K. Garg and Kavita Garg Barbara Davis Center
Young Adult Diabetes Clinical Research Professorship

 

Supports clinical research related to type 1 diabetes and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools related to clinical diabetes management at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Satish K. Garg, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Chief, Adult Diabetes Clinic
Satish K. Garg and Kavita Garg Barbara Davis Center Adult Diabetes Clinical Research Professorship
Satish K. Garg and Bimla Garg Barbara Davis Center Adult Clinic Endowed Chair



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.

Michael R. Narkewicz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Hewit-Andrews Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease
Medical Director, Digestive Health Institute
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Center/Liver Transplantation Program
Director, Fellowship Training Program



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.

Jorge A. DiPaola, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
The Postle Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders



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
Tanner Seebaum and Zachary Tschetter Chair in Neuro-Oncology
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program



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
Section Head, Cardiology
Selby’s Chair in Pediatric Cardiology



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.

Ronald J. Sokol, MD
Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics
Section Head, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Arnold Silverman, MD, Endowed Chair in Digestive Health
Director of Digestive Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado



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
Lenore T. Stoddart-La Cache Endowed Chair in Neonatology

 

 

 



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.

Desmond K. Runyan, MD, DrPH
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Child Abuse and Neglect
Executive Director, Kempe Center
Jack and Viki Thompson Chair in Child Maltreatment and Family Health
National Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars®



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.

Robert H. Slover II, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Wagner Family Chair in Childhood Diabetes
Director of Pediatric Clinic, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes



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
Diane G. Wallach Chair in Pediatric Stem Cell Biology
Director, Pediatric Stem Cell Biology



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. 

Amy R. Brooks-Kayal, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Section Head, Child Neurology
Chief and Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology

 

 



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 of Pediatrics
H. Peter Chase, MD, Endowed Chair

 

 

 



Asher Family Chair for Cystic Fibrosis

Frank J. Accurso, MD  

Supports research to improve the quality of life for children with cystic fibrosis.

Frank J. Accurso, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology and Biophysics
Section Head, Pulmonology
Research Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Asher Family Chair for Cystic Fibrosis
Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health



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

Marian Rewers, MD, PhD  

Supports research efforts aimed at juvenile diabetes prevention.

Marian Rewers, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Director of Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes



Barton Family Chair in Bone Marrow Transplant

Roger H. Giller, MD  

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

Roger H. Giller, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation



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

Lia Gore, MD  

Lia Gore, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Experimental Therapeutics, Children's Hospital Colorado



Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease

Edwin Liu, MD  

Supports advancements in research and treatment for children and families coping with celiac disease.

Edwin Liu, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics



Berger Fellowship at the Kempe Center

Amanda N'zi, PhD  

Prepares future leaders in the field of child abuse and neglect through the endowment of a two-year postdoctoral clinical or research training program.

Amanda N'zi, PhD
Researcher and Clinician, Child Trauma Program
Berger Fellow



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