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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


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, FAASLD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Vice Chair, Clinical and Translational Research (Pediatrics)
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Clinical and Translational Science, University of Colorado Denver
Director, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Arnold Silverman, MD, Endowed Chair in Digestive Health 
Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Center/Liver Transplantation Program
Director of Digestive Health Institute, Children’s Hospital Colorado



Asher-Accurso Family Chair for Cystic Fibrosis

Frank J. Accurso, MD  

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

Scott D. Sagel, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Asher-Accurso Family Chair for Cystic Fibrosis
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Medical Director, CTRC Core Laboratory, CCTSI
Director, Center for Biochemical Markers, (sponsored by) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory & Review Committee (SARC), CCTSI



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.

Michael Verneris, MD​

Professor of Pediatrics 
Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
The Barton Family Endowed Chair of Bone Marrow Transplant




The Frederick C. Battaglia Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Roger H. Giller, MD

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

Paul Rozance, MD​

Professor of Pediatrics 
The Frederick C. Battaglia Endowed Chair in Neonatology




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.

Dustin Currie, PhD
Berger Fellow



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



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



Ed and Jeannette Kerr Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology

Sharon Travers, MD  

 

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

Nina Ma, MD
Visting Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Ed and Jeannette Kerr Family Endowed Chair in Endocrinology



Ed and Roxanne Fie Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Breathing

Robin Deterding, MD  

 

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

Robin Deterding, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Pulmonology
Ed and Roxanne Fie Anderson Family Endowed Chair for Breathing
Director, Aerodigestive Program
Director, Breathing Center
Director, Children’s Interstitial and Diffuse Lung Disease (chILD) Program


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


The Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer

Lia Gore, MD  

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 Medicine
Section Head, Hematology Oncology
Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics
Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer
Director, Experimental Therapeutics, Children's Hospital Colorado



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

Aaron Michels, MD  

 

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

Marcy Yonker, MD
Professor of Clinical Practice, Pediatrics


Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair

Aaron Michels, MD  

 

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

Aaron Michels, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Clinical Immunology, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Director, CLIA Laboratory for Islet Autoantibody & HLA Service Center, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair



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, Endowed Chair

 

 



Haberfield Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders

Julie Parsons, MD  

 

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

Julie A. Parsons, MD
Professor of Clinical Practice Pediatrics
Child Neurology Residency Program Director
Co-Director, MDA Clinic
Haberfield Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders



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.

Cara Mack, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Hewit-Andrews Chair in Pediatric Liver Disease



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
Hewit-Andrews Chair in Pediatric Liver 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 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Child Abuse and Neglect



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



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



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
Vice Chair, Clinical Practice and Finance (Pediatrics)

 

 

 


The LaCache Critical Care Endowed Chair

 

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

Kurt Stenmark, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

 

 

 



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.

Glen Furuta, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program 
La Cache Endowed Chair for GI Allergic and Immunologic Diseases

 

 

 



Jack Cooper Millisor Chair in Pediatric Heart Disease

Shelley Miyamoto, MD  

 

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

Shelley Miyamoto, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program
Millisor Chair in Pediatric Cardiology



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

 

 



The Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology Research

 

Supports neurology research at Children’s Hospital Colorado.​

Timothy Benke, MD
Professor of Pediatrics 
Director of Research-Neurosciences Institute 
The Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology Research​

 

 


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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.


The Postle Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders



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 and Medicine
Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Richard Abrams and Marian Rewers Endowed Chair for Clinical Research to Eradicate Childhood Diabetes



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

Lia Gore, MD  ​

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 and Medicine
Section Head, Hematology Oncology
Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Therapeutics
Ergen Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer
Director, Experimental Therapeutics, Children's Hospital Colorado



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



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



Tanabe-Bobrow Family Young Investigator Award Endowed Fund

Amanda N'zi, PhD  

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

Alisa Lee Sherick, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



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




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.

Brian Greffe, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, H.O.P.E. Clinic


Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease

Edwin Liu, MD  

 

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

Edwin Liu, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Taplin Endowed Chair for Celiac Disease




The Telluray Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Outcomes Research

Edwin Liu, MD  

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




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



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