The School of Medicine has many needs that can be addressed by philanthropy at different levels of support.
Unrestricted gifts are directed to the Annual Fund, the medical school’s only source of flexible current-year funds. Generally, all gifts below $10,000 serve the medical school best in the Annual Fund.
Restricted gifts may be directed to any existing fund at the MCV Foundation for the benefit of a particular specialty or program to support the donor’s personal interest.
An endowed named fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested for long-term growth. Each year, a portion of the value is paid out to support the fund’s purpose, and any earnings in excess of this distribution are used to build the fund’s market value.
In this way, an endowment fund can grow and provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. The MCV Foundation has an endowed management policy that seeks to balance present needs with the desire to meet the future’s rising costs, which is achieved by reinvesting some of today’s earnings so that a larger principal will be available each year to generate more income.
The School of Medicine Annual Fund: Everyday Impact
The Annual Fund combines gifts of all sizes to create scholarships for deserving medical students.
The Annual Fund is used to meet the School of Medicine's most pressing need: reducing the amount of debt medical students carry into residency and their careers. Gifts of all sizes combine and 100 percent of the fund is used to create Aesculapian Scholarships, which are used to recruit top incoming students as well as to reward current students who demonstrate outstanding merit. Annual Fund scholarships are awarded the following academic year, making a direct impact on our students.
Limiting tuition increases and increasing financial aid are important parts of the Dean's strategy to make a medical education more affordable for our students. Show your support of the school by making an annual gift.
If you would like to talk with someone about the Annual Fund, contact:
Phone: 804-827-4931 or 800-332-8813
Founded in 1989 and named for the Greco-Roman God of Medicine, the Society recognizes those who support the Annual Fund at the leadership level.
Dean's Club: $10,000 and above
Distinguished Fellow: $5,000 to $9,999
Senior Fellow: $2,500 to $4,999
Fellow: $1,000 to $2,499
Established in 1998, the Augustus L. Warner Club was created to memorialize the first dean of MCV and one of our founding fathers. The School of Medicine's first professor of surgery and professor of surgical anatomy, he was remembered as "having done more to shape the course of the College than anyone else."
We invite young alumni to become a Warner Club Member and enable aspiring students to follow Dr. Warner's lead.
The Warner Club: Recognizing M.D. graduates of the last 10 years who make annual gifts of $100 to $999.
- Why should I give to the Annual Fund? I would rather not make an unrestricted gift. I like giving to a specific scholarship or project.
For yearly gifts below $10,000, your gift will have the greatest impact if it is designated for the Annual Fund because the full amount of the fund can be put to use quickly for the benefit of the school and its students.
- Where is my money going?
The Dean directs 100 percent of the fund to create much-needed scholarships. Every year, the number of Aesculapian Scholarships awarded depends directly on the number and size of gifts to the School of Medicine Annual Fund.
Scholarships continue to be a high-priority need for the medical school.
Privately endowed scholarships at the medical school are a combination of need-based and merit-based awards. When each fund was established, donors outlined the criteria used to select the student recipients. Some scholarships support students considering a certain specialty or from a particular geographic region. Others reward those who have distinguished themselves through community service or academic merit.
The medical school's financial aid office keeps students informed of all scholarship and loan opportunities and provides counseling to students on debt management. The School of Medicine Scholarship Committee is responsible for making the awards of both need- and merit-based scholarships. The committee also works with the School of Medicine Admissions Committee to award the various recruitment scholarships.
Today, the dream of a career in medicine often comes with a heavy burden of debt. We are determined to make a medical education more affordable for our students. Through a sustained effort to hold tuition increases to a minimum, our medical school's tuition and fees are now the lowest in Virginia.
But they are still higher than the average tuition at peer schools across the nation,and while the School of Medicine has successfully grown its scholarship resources for students through generous philanthropic support from our alumni and friends, our resources remain fewer than those of our peer institutions.
We believe we have a responsibility to provide meaningful scholarship support to the medical students who study in the tradition of the Medical College of Virginia.
- In the 2021-22 academic year, the School of Medicine awarded more than $3.8 million in merit- and need-based scholarship support, including $1.97 million in privately funded scholarships.
- Only 54 students from the Class of 2022 graduated debt-free.
- The average debt for those Class of 2022 graduates with debt was $193,569.
- In the Class of 2022, 18 graduated with debt of $300,000 or more.
2022-23 M.D. Tuition and fees
2022-23 Ph.D. Tuition and Fees
Training physicians who reflect the diverse populations they serve is essential to the School of Medicine’s mission to improve the quality of health care for all people.
Increased physician diversity is often associated with greater access to care for patients with low incomes, racial and ethnic minorities, and non-English speaking patients, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The School of Medicine has committed $1 million to build a more diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Included in that is up to $600,000 to create a Dean’s Equity Scholarship that helps eliminate barriers to access for students of all backgrounds, cultures and socioeconomic status.
Opportunities for leadership support
The School of Medicine welcomed its first cohort of Dean’s Equity Scholars in the Class of 2025. The Dean invites alumni and friends of the medical school to join him in our commitment to building a more inclusive community — either by making gifts directly to the Dean’s Equity Scholarship, or by endowing a scholarship at the School of Medicine.
How to make your gift
Established with a commitment of $50,000 or more, an endowed scholarship exists in perpetuity and provides annual tuition support for a deserving student who meets the award criteria you provide. An endowed scholarship carries the name of its creator or the name of an honoree the donor chooses.
Full- and half-tuition scholarships are most urgently needed. Created with a commitment of $750,000 or $375,000, they are one of the medical school's best resources for recruiting and rewarding top students.
Endow a named full-tuition scholarship: $750,000 or $150,000 annually with a 5-year commitment
Endow a named half-tuition scholarship: $375,000 or $75,000 annually with a 5-year commitment
Endow a named quarter-tuition scholarship: $187,500 or $37,500 annually with a 5-year commitment
Endow a named partial scholarship: $50,000 or $10,000 annually with a 5-year commitment
1838 Fund endowment: $25,000 and up or $5,000 annually with a 5-year commitment
Created to commemorate our founding year, the 1838 Fund is an endowed scholarship established from the pooled resources of the medical school's alumni and friends. The school encourages gifts of $25,000 and up to the endowment. Like a named fund, the 1838 Fund will exist in perpetuity and will provide multiple scholarships for deserving students.
Fund minimums are set by the VCU Board of Visitors, and endowments are housed at the MCV Foundation.
$65 a year with no differential
In addition to these privately funded scholarships, there are a number of school, state and federally funded scholarships awarded to our students.
- 1838 Fund
- Aesculapian Scholarships made possible by the medical school's Annual Fund
- Jason Lee Arthur Scholarship
- Dr. Sidney B. Barham Scholarship Fund
- Wyatt S. Beazley, III, M.D., Scholarship Fund
- H. Vaughan and Margaret D. Belcher Scholarship Fund
- Bersoff Medical Scholarship Fund
- The Elizabeth Blackburn Award in Nuclear Medicine
- Charles Boatwright Scholarship
- Coleman Brantley Scholarship
- Charles Brauer Jr. Scholarship
- John William Bryant, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
- Tim Carroll Memorial Scholarship
- Stephen C. and Marie F. Cenedella Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Class of 2010 Book Fund
- Collins Foundation Scholarship, Joseph
- Timothy Darrell Collins Memorial Scholarship
- Linda and Richard Costanzo Scholarship
- Lillian Ding Scholarship
- William S. Dosher Scholarship
- Paul Dunn Scholarship
- Michael and Marlyn Fabrizio Family Scholarship
- Guy R. Fisher Scholarship
- fmSTAT Scholarship
- Dr. George D. Ford Physiology Award Fund
- Freeman-Gayles Memorial Scholarship
- Eugenie M. Fribourg Scholarship Fund
- Joseph R. Gazala, M.D. and Rose N. Scholarship Fund
- Martin J. Goldberg, M.D. Family Scholarship Fund
- Harry and Harriet Grandis Scholarship Fund
- Greentree-Hirsh Scholarship
- Dr. Rosemarie Teresa Greyson-Fleg and Dr. Jerome Louis Fleg Fund
- Rosalyn and Julius Griffin, MD Scholarship Fund
- Dr. James R. Gudger Scholarship
- Andrew W. Haraway Jr., M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Elizabeth Joanne Harbison Memorial Award
- Jean L. Harris MD Scholarship
- Rebecca Clary Harris M.D. Memorial Endowment Fund
- Hartranft Scholarship
- John A. Hashemi Scholarship Fund
- Amy A. Hatch Endowed Scholarship
- Janice L. Heckel Scholarship
- Heldberg-Messmer Scholarship
- Thomas Ross Henretta Scholarship Quasi Endowment Fund
- Herman Hertzberg Scholarship Fund (MCVAA)
- Warren H. Hoak Scholarship
- J. Dennis Hoban Scholarship Fund
- Edna M. and Charles A. Hoffman Endowed Scholarship Fund
- Ellen A. Holimon Endowed Scholarship
- Donald Rider Holsinger, M.D. Endowed Scholarship
- Dr. William H. and Elizabeth W. Hoskins Scholarship Fund (outside)
- Dr. George M. and Mrs. Leona Hostetler Scholarship
- Rosanna W. Hwu-Yun, M.D. Fund
- Ivatury Family Fund Scholarship
- G. Watson James III, M.D. Scholarship-Research
- Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Daniel Johnson M'65 Scholarship Fund
- Mickael M. Kannan Pediatrician Teaching Award & Student Scholarship
- Eleanor and Paul Kent Scholarship
- Nicole Kielar Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Nancy B. King Scholarship
- Richard H. Kirkland Scholarship Fund
- Dr. Arthur Kirschbaum Memorial Fund
- Sarah Snyder Laughon Medical Scholarship
- Stephen D. and Benjamin P. Lenett Scholarship
- Lewis Gale Foundation Scholarship
- Flora S. and Virginia L. Coleman Lockridge Scholarship
- Dorothy Velma Clark Loveall Scholarship
- R. Conrad McAllister, M.D. Scholarship
- MCV Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
- MCV Alumni Association of VCU Award
- MCVF Medical Scholarship
- Medical Class of 1966 Scholarship
- Medical School Class of 1965 Scholarship
- Medical School Class of 1971 Scholarship
- Susan J. Mellette Fund
- Richard A. Michaux, MD Scholarship Fund
- Monument Avenue Scholarship
- The Lillian H. and Stewart R. Moore Scholarship
- W. Donald & Anne Tucker Moore Scholarship
- Janet Mundie Scholarship
- Class of 2007 Suzanne F. Munson M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Herbert S. and Elinor C. Neifeld Scholarship
- Kinloch Nelson Scholarship Fund
- Ben Orr Class of 2009, Memorial Scholarship Fund - Endowed
- A. J. and Lee Pardoll Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Georgiann and Gertrude and Simon Russi Partridge Scholarship
- Anne Marie and Jonathan Seth Perel Medical Scholars Fund
- David A. Petersen, M.D. and Andrea Petersen Scholarship Fund
- Harry G. and Barbara P. Plunkett Endowed Scholarship
- Michael J. Pollak Scholarship Fund
- Pollak/Brout Scholarship
- A. Jarrell Raper Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Chancellor Asa Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund
- Richmond Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation Scholarship
- Richmond Academy of Medicine Endowed Scholarship
- Marie Collette Robbins Scholarship
- Lucien and Virginia Roberts Scholarship Fund
- A. H. Robins Medical Student Scholarship Fund
- Michele A. Romano, M.D. Scholarship
- Ralph Rosenthal Scholarship
- Ross Scholarship
- Mary Joanne Devine Rust Scholarship Fund
- Dr. E. John Saliba, Jr., Scholarship Fund
- Drs. Julie C. Moller and John B. Sanford Endowed Scholarship
- Thomas M. Scalea M.D. Student Award Fund
- Bruce and Carol Schorr Scholarship Fund
- Seymour Schotz Memorial Scholarship
- Dr. Ralph M. Scott Scholarship
- Edith E. and Hugo R. Seibel Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy
- Drs. Paul H. and Stuart C Seigel Scholarship Fund
- Fred and Rose Shaia Family Scholarship Fund
- Harry and Zackia Shaia Annual Scholarship (outside)
- Thomas and Mary Shaia Family Scholarship Fund
- Dr. Basil E. Smith Scholarship
- Henry Clay Smith, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
- Jesse L. Steinfeld M.D. Endowed Scholarship
- Mary Virginia Stevens Global Health Scholarship
- Dean Jerry Strauss Scholarship
- Sutton Book Award
- Dr. H.D. and Mr. P.P. Taliaferro Fund
- Theresa A. Thomas Health Professional Scholarships
- John L. and Marjorie L. Thornton Scholarship Endowment
- J. Ives Townsend Medical Student Scholarship
- Frank S. Trani Memorial School of Medicine Scholarship Fund
- VMI Scholarship
- William Wallenmeyer Scholarship
- Drs. O. W., Sr. and Oscar W. Ward Jr. Scholarship
- Harry Hudnall and Mary Warren Williams Ware, Jr., M.D., Scholarship
- Daniel T. Watts Jr. Fund
- Dr. Elbert P. Whited Scholarship Fund
- Charles Baynes Wilkerson, Jr., M.D., Scholarship
- Louis Reams Wilkerson, M.D., Scholarship
- Washington Carlyle Winn M.D. Scholarship Fund
- William O. Winston, M.D. Scholarship
- Elise H. and Wesley Wright, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
1838 Campaign Impact
The 1838 Campaign raised $27 million for endowed scholarships and resulted in 128 new or expanded scholarships.
Education debt is a heavy burden for medical students nationwide. The 1838 Campaign — where every gift is used to create medical student scholarships — is helping to reduce student debt, reward student excellence and recruit top students who will thrive on the MCV Campus.
The 1838 Campaign:
- Surpassed the campaign's $25 million goal
- Created 78 new endowed scholarships
- Expanded 50 existing scholarships through new gifts
- Increased the number of full-tuition scholarships to 13, compared to one at the start of the campaign. An additional 11 students receive half-tuition scholarships.
- More than doubled the average scholarship award. The average size of scholarship support per recipient today is $13,735. At the start of the campaign, the average size was $6,840.
Named Professorships and Chairs
Endowed professorships and chairs are crucial to the task of attracting and retaining an exceptional faculty.
They are powerful fuel for the overall mission of the academic medical center. Such support has the ability to attract renowned teachers and clinicians and augment the research of a top scientist.
The number of endowed professorships speaks to the financial strength of an institution. For the department designated the recipient of such special support, increased prestige and financial stability are but two of the rewards.
The School of Medicine currently has more than 120 endowed faculty positions. These endowments carry the names of some of our most outstanding alumni, faculty and friends who have led and benefited from the school’s work.
Donors may endow positions at the following levels:
Lectureship, department or research fund: $100,000
Junior faculty fellowship: $500,000
Discovery Innovation Fund: $500,000-$1 million
Departmental Professorship: $750,000-$2 million
Department Chair: $2 million-$4 million
Deanship: $4 million-$10 million
Department, center, institute: $5 million-$20 million
Schools or colleges: $20 million-$200 million
Fund minimums are set by the VCU Board of Visitors, and endowments are housed at the MCV Foundation.
Listed below are the endowed professorships and chairs that are held by VCU School of Medicine faculty at the time of publication. List updated November 2022.
Fletcher Emory Ammons Chair in Surgery: Michel B. Aboutanos, M.D., M.P.H., FACS
Charles W. and Evelyn F. Thomas Professorship in Epidemiology: Tilahun Adera, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.
Harvey B. and Gladys V. Haag Professorship: Hamid I. Akbarali, Ph.D.
Florence and Hyman Meyers Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology: Douglas W. Arthur, M.D.
Mary Anderson Harrison Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research: Azeddine Atfi, Ph.D.
Arnold M. Salzberg Professorship in Pediatric Surgery: Charles E. Bagwell, M.D.
Jessie Ball duPont Professorship in Pediatrics: Shari Barkin, M.D., MSHS
Richard P. Wenzel, M.D., M.Sc. Professorship of Internal Medicine: Gonzalo M. Bearman, M.D.
Ragnit and Walter J. Geeraets Chair in Ophthalmology: William H. Benson, M.D.
Bemiss Endowed Chair: Brian D. Berman, M.D., M.S.
Riffenburgh Professorship Endowment: Vikram S. Brar, M.D.
F. Norton Hord, Jr. Professorship in Neurosurgery: William C. Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.
W. Glenn Hurt Professorship in Gynecologic Surgery: Ashley W. Carroll, M.D.
William G. Blackard Chair in Endocrinology: Francesco S. Celi, M.D., MHSc
Leo J. Dunn Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology: David P. Chelmow, M.D.
Leroy Smith Distinguished Professorship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Tae Woon Chong, M.D.
Herman Jacob Flax, M.D., Professorship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: David X. Cifu, M.D.
Carolyn Wingate Hyde Chair: Charles V. Clevenger, M.D., Ph.D.
Rogliano Family Endowed Chair: Leslie J. Cloud, M.D.
G. Douglas Hayden Professorship in Otology: Daniel H. Coelho, M.D., FACS
Moses D. Nunnally Professorship in Cardiology: Richard H. Cooke, M.D., Ch.B.
Universal Corporation Professorship in Cancer Cell Signaling: Paul Dent, Ph.D.
Louis and Ruth Harris Professorship in Pharmacology Toxicology: William L. Dewey, Ph.D.
Education Professorship in Nephrology: Susan R. DiGiovanni, M.D.
Darlene and George P. Emerson, Jr. Professorship in Cancer Research: Laurence J. DiNardo, M.D.
Peter N. and Julia R. Pastore Professorship in Otolaryngology: Laurence J. DiNardo, M.D.
Robert S. Adelaar University Professorship: Gregory F. Domson, M.D.
Seymour and Ruth Perlin Professorship in Health Administration: Alan W. Dow, M.D.
Martha M. and Harold W. Kimmerling, M.D. Chair in Cardiology at MCV/VCU: Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, M.D.
Natalie N. and John R. Congdon Sr. Endowed Chair in Cancer Research: Anthony C. Faber, Ph.D.
B. W. Haynes, Jr., M.D., Professorship in General and Trauma Surgery: Michael J. Feldman, M.D.
C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research: Psychiatry: Robert L. Findling, M.D., MBA
Thelma Newmeyer Corman Endowed Chair in Oncology Research: Paul B. Fisher, M.P.H., Ph.D.
W. Taliaferro Thompson, Jr., Professorship in Pulmonary Medicine: Alpha A. Fowler III, M.D.
Gordon D. Ginder, M.D., Chair in Cancer Research: Bernard J. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Bill Balaban Endowed Chair in Human-Animal Interaction: Nancy Gee, Ph.D, C-AISS
Nephrology Chair: Todd W.B. Gehr, M.D.
Hermes A. Kontos, M.D., Professorship in Cardiology at MCV-VCU: Zachary M. Gertz, M.D., M.B.E.
Massey Club Chair: Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.
Allison D. and J. Abbott Byrd, III Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery: Gregory J. Golladay, M.D.
Shirley Carter Olsson and Sture Gordon Olsson Chair in Cancer Research: Steven Grant, M.D.
Boyan-Keenan Professorship in Anesthesia Safety: Jeffrey A. Green, M.D.
Dianne Harris Wright Professorship in Pulmonary Care: Daniel Grinnan, M.D.
Charles L. Baird, Jr., M.D., Professorship in Cardiovascular Imaging: John D. Grizzard, M.D.
Barbara and William B. Thalhimer, Jr. Professorship in Urology: Lance J. Hampton, M.D.
Shirley Van Epps Waple Professorship: Amy D. Harper, M.D.
Wazeter Professorship: Kurt F. Hauser, Ph.D.
William Tate Graham, M.D., Endowed Chair: Karen Hendricks-Munoz, M.D., M.P.H.
CHF Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology: Anthony Herndon, M.D., FAAP, FACS
RGC Professorship for Cancer Research: Susan Hong, M.D.
Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professorship: Nancy H. Hsu, Psy.D., L.C.P
Paul M. Corman, M.D., Chair in Cancer Research: Suyun Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
George W. Vetrovec Chair: William Gregory Hundley, M.D.
Carl W. LaFratta, M.D., Professorship: Jessica L. Hupe, M.D.
Herman M. and Vera H. Nachman Distinguished Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery: Jonathan E. Isaacs, M.D.
David Richardson, M.D., Professorship in Cardiology: Gautham Kalahasty, M.D.
Stuart McGuire Chair of Surgery: Vigneshwar Kasirajan, M.D., FACS
The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Chair in Orthopaedics: Stephen L. Kates, M.D.
VIPBG Distinguished Professorship Fund: Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Nephrology Professorship: Jason M. Kidd, M.D.
Transplantation Professorship in Nephrology: Anne King, M.D.
Warren W. Koontz, Jr. Research Professorship in Urology: Adam P. Klausner, M.D.
Endeavour Legacy Distinguished Chair in Urology: Adam P. Klausner, M.D.
Cardiovascular Professorship: Michael C. Kontos, M.D.
Beverley Boyden Clary Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics: Victoria G. Kuester, M.D.
Eric Lipman Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology: Rakesh C. Kukreja, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Richmond Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research: Joseph Laver, M.D., M.H.A
Rhona L. Arenstein Professorship in Psychiatry: James L. Levenson, M.D.
H. M. Lee Professorship in Transplant Surgery: Mark M. Levy, M.D., R.V.T.
David Hume Endowed Chair: Marlon F. Levy, M.D., FACS
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Chair: Pin-Lan Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Martha Anne Hatcher Distinguished Professorship in Oncology: Renato Martins, M.D., M.P.H.
G. Watson James Professorship: John McCarty, M.D.
Gabriella and Isabelle Cifu Professorship: Ana L. Mills, Psy.D., L.C.P.
C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research: Addiction Science: F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.
John M. Pellock Professorship in Child Neurology: Lawrence D. Morton, M.D.
Linda Grandis Blatt Endowed Chair in Cancer Research: S. Patrick Nana-Sinkam, M.D.
Rachel Brown Banks Distinguished Professorship in Psychiatry: Michael C. Neale, Ph.D.
Massey Cancer Center Chair in Cancer Research: Oxana Palesh, Ph.D., M.P.H.
C. Kenneth Wright Professorship in Cardiology: Mary Ann Peberdy, M.D., FACC, FAHA
Richard R. Lower, M.D., Professorship in Cardiovascular Surgery: Mohammed A. Quader, M.D.
Dianne Harris Wright Professorship for the Division Director: Leslie M. Randall, M.D.
Dianne Harris Wright Professorship for Ob/Gyn Oncology Research: Leslie M. Randall, M.D.
Richard Roland Reynolds Chair in Neurosurgery: John Reavey-Cantwell, M.D., M.S.
Harold I. Nemuth Professorship in Neurological Disorders: Dennis J. Rivet, M.D
Paul J. Nutter, M.D., Professorship in General Surgery: Guilherme M. Rocha Campos, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FASMBS
Harry P. Dalton Endowed Professorship in Clinical Pathology: Susan D. Roseff, M.D.
Grace Branch Moore - Arthritis Foundation Professorship: Beth K. Rubinstein, M.D.
Natalie N. and John R. Congdon Sr. Endowed Chair in the VCU Pauley Heart Center: Fadi N. Salloum, Ph.D.
Z. Reno Vlahcevic Research Professorship in Gastroenterology: Arun J. Sanyal, MBBS, M.D.
Harrison Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research: Devanand Sarkar, MBBS, Ph.D.
Lacy Family Chair in Cancer Research: Said Sebti, Ph.D.
Orhan Muren Professorship: Curtis N. Sessler, M.D.
David E. Tolman, M.D., Professorship in Heart Failure: Keyur B. Shah, M.D.
Theresa A. Thomas Chair in Cancer Prevention & Control: Vanessa Laverne B. Sheppard, Ph.D.
James A. Shield, Jr., M.D., Professorship in Psychiatry: Joel J. Silverman, M.D.
William Branch Porter Chair in Infectious Diseases: Patricia Sime, M.D.
C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research: Neurology: A. Gordon Smith, M.D., FAAN
Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professorship in Sickle Cell Disease Research: Wally R. Smith, M.D.
Mann T. and Sara D. Lowry Chair in Oncology: Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair in Hepatology: Richard K. Sterling, M.D.
Harris-Mayo Chair in Family Medicine: Scott M. Strayer, M.D., M.P.H.
Walter Hans Carter, Jr., Professorship in Biostatistics: Shumei S. Sun, Ph.D., FAHA
Walter Lawrence, Jr., Distinguished Professorship in Oncology: Jose Trevino, M.D., FACS
Nephrology Professorship II: Anna K. Vinnikova, M.D.
Edwin L. Kendig, Jr., M.D., Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases: Judith A. Voynow, M.D.
Ernst and Helga Prosser Professorship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: William C. Walker, M.D.
Harry and Judy Wason Distinguished Professorship: Xiang-Yang “Shawn” Wang, Ph.D.
Edward S. and Elizabeth W. Hirschler Endowed Professorship in Neurosurgery: John D. Ward, M.D.
David F. Gardner, M.D., Professorship in Endocrinology: Edmond P. Wickham, M.D., FAAP
Irene Shaw Grigg Distinguished Professorship in Genetics Research: Jolene J. Windle, Ph.D.
Jeanette and Eric Lipman Chair in Oncology: Robert A. Winn, M.D.
Taliaferro-Scott Professorship in Internal Medicine: Christopher M. Wise, M.D.
W. Robert Irby Professorship: Christopher M. Wise, M.D.
Hugo R. Seibel Teaching Professorship: Christopher M. Woleben, M.D.
C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Clinical and Translational Research: Population Health and Health Equity: Steven H. Woolf, M.D., M.P.H.
Harrigan, Haw, Luck Families Chair in Cancer Research: Yuesheng Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Caspari Endowed Fund: Wilhelm A. Zuelzer, M.D.
Recent biomedical discoveries have opened doors to unprecedented promise for medical research and human health.
In addition to promoting better patient care, these research endeavors provide our trainees the chance to preview the future of medicine as they study with faculty who are generating tomorrow’s advances in today’s clinics and laboratories.
Graduate student or postdoc fellowship: $250,000
The Office of Medical Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, along with the MCV Foundation, assist the school’s departments in building relationships with their house officer alumni and grateful patients. In recent years, departments and divisions of the medical school have benefited from the generosity of their alumni and patients, many of whom have supported research funds, lectureships, fellowships and professorships.
If you are interested in supporting the work of a particular department or division of the medical school, or you would like more information about the fundraising efforts or staff dedicated to a particular department or division, please contact the Office of Medical Philanthropy and Alumni Relations at 804-828-4800 or 800-332-8813.