Endowments Listings

The holders of endowed positions at UTMB represent many of our talented faculty—dynamic educators, innovative researchers and accomplished clinicians. We are grateful to the generous and thoughtful benefactors who make these positions possible. Their support is vital for our outstanding faculty, who contribute their talents toward improving the health of the people of Texas and beyond.

Distinguished University Chair

Garland D. Anderson, MD Distinguished University Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jerome Yaklic MD, MBA PREVIOUS HOLDER: Gary Hankins, MD/Russell Snyder, MD

Distributions from the endowment will be used to support the Chair within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UTMB in accordance with the Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations.

Distinguished Chair

Jennie Sealy Smith Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

George Saade MDPREVIOUS HOLDER: Gary Hankins, MD

Earned income to support the chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UTMB.


Mildred Harvey and Phyllis Hankins Maternal Fetal Medicine Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mahmoud Ahmed PhD

Distributions from the endowment will be used for fellowship awards to gifted and deserving resident post-doctoral students pursuing the practice of maternal fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Awards may be used to attract exceptional candidates and to reward and help retain students who have demonstrated exceptional ability. Awards may be based on need, but need shall not be a necessary criterion.


School of Medicine Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Tatiana Nanovskaya DDS, PhD PREVIOUS HOLDER: Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, MD

Distributions from the endowment will be used to support the Chair within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UTMB in accordance with the Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations.


John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Community Health

Jeff Temple PhD

Distributions from the endowment will be used to realize the mission of the Center for Violence Prevention to improve the health and well-being of individuals, couples, families, communities, and societies through the prevention of violence.

Chairs

Edward V. Hannigan, MD Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Russell Snyder MD Previous Holder: Lyuba Levine, MD, M.Msci

Distributions from the endowment will be used to recruit, retain or recognize outstanding members of the faculty whose compassionate care, clinical expertise, leadership, and academic excellence reflect the character and contribution of Edward Hannigan, UTMB School of Medicine Class of 1970, and an esteemed and beloved member of the faculty.


Faculty Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology honoring Alvin L. LeBlanc, MD

Gokhan Kilic MD Previous Holder: Russell Snyder, MD

Distributions from the endowment will be used to support the work of a faculty member in Obstetrics and Gynecology who represents the standard for care and excellence in teaching represented by the career of these three former faculty members.


The Ruth Hartgraves, MD Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abbey Berenson MD, MMS, Ph.D.

Available income distributed from the endowment shall be used for fellowship awards to gifted and deserving resident post-doctoral students pursuing the practice of obstetrics and gynecology as selected by qualified faculty of UTMB. Awards may be used to attract exceptional candidates and to reward and help retain students who have demonstrated exceptional ability. Awards may also be based on need but need shall not be a necessary criterion.

Distinguished Professorships

Howard and Lillian Becker Distinguished Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

PREVIOUS HOLDER: Mary Munn, MD

Endowment distributions shall be used to support the Professorship and awarded in accordance with the Regents' Rules and Regulations to a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology who specializes in Maternal and Fetal Health at UTMB.


Obstetrics and Gynecology Distinguished Professorship in Research and Mentoring Excellence

Luis Pacheco MD Previous Holder: Chandrasekhar Yallampalli, MD

Funds may be used to recognize faculty who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the research mission of the department and to mentor junior researchers to become successful investigators.

Professorships

Carolyn Nelson-Becker, RN, CNM, EdD Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Maria Patawaran RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC, DNP PREVIOUS HOLDER: Marlo Cochran DNP, WHNP-BC, RNC

The Carolyn Nelson-Becker, RN, CNM, Ed.D Professorship in Obstetrics and Gynecology shall be a permanent endowment and shall be used for the benefit of the School of Medicine. Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to support the Professorship and awarded in accordance with the Regents' Rules and Regulations pertaining to endowed academic positions to a faculty member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology who is an Advanced Practice Nurse. It is the Donors' intent that the holder of the Professorship also be associated with UTMB's Regional Maternal & Child Health Program, or other departmental clinical programs that serve low-income, uninsured populations, and who also contributes meaningfully to UTMB's academic program. It is Donors' intent that the distributions shall be directed to the professional development of the holder and that the distributions shall not be directed to salary support.


Frances Eastland Connally Professorship in Gynecological Oncology

Gywn Richardson JD, MD, F.A.C.O.G. PREVIOUS HOLDER: Edward Hannigan MD

To sustain the Professorship in his wife's honor.


J. L. Jinkins and  J. L. Jinkins, Jr. Endowed Professorship in Gynecology

Perry Fulcher MD PREVIOUS HOLDER: Russell Snyder, MD

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used by the Dr. J.L. Jinkins and Dr. J.L. Jinkins, Jr. Endowed Professor to support gynecological research and teaching. 

Fellowships

Julius L. and Anne M. Jinkins, Jr Fellowship for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Antonio Saad MD

Funds distributed from this endowment shall be used to support a fellowship in accordance with the Board of Regents' Rules and Regulations pertaining to endowed academic positions. Endowment distributions will be administered and awarded in Obstetrics and Gynecology.


The Ruth Hartgraves Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Abbey Berenson MD, MMS, PHD

Available income distributed from the endowment shall be used for fellowship awards to gifted and deserving resident post doctorial students pursuing the practice of obstetrics and gynecology as selected by qualified faculty of UTMB. Awards may be used to attract exceptional candidates and to reward and help retain students who have demonstrated exceptional ability. Awards may also be based on need but need shall not be a necessary criterion.

Lectureships and Other Awards

George Henderson Lee Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Russell Snyder MD

Earned income to sustain a memorial lectureship in Dr. Smith's wife's father's name, to enrich the programs in OB/GYN.


Hambrock-McGanity Awards in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sangeeta Jain MD

For unrestricted educational and research use by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Harry M. Little and Sherman Hart Little Resident Book Fund

Hassan Harirah MD, FACOG, FRCSCPREVIOUS HOLDER: Virginia Rauth MD, MBA

Distributions from the endowment shall be used for scholarships for OBGYN residents for the purchase of books and or electronic medical records. Distributed funds may also be used to fund travel costs and/or meeting costs for the further education of the resident in accordance with the Regents' Rules and Regulations. 


Larry "Zeke" Zimmerman Endowed Fund for Innovative Programs in Children's Health

Maria Patawaran DNP, WHNP-BC, MSN, RNCPREVIOUS HOLDER: Marlo Cochran DNP WHNP-BC, RNC

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to support the Cheer! (Children's Health Education and Enrichment Resource) Room program within UTMB's Regional Maternal & Child Health Program. Should the CHEER! Room program cease to exist, then distributions from this endowment will be directed by mutual agreement between the Chairs of the UTMB Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics to support other innovative programs in children's health at UTMB.


Michael and Helen Wen OB/GYN Residency Education Fund

Hassan Harirah MD, FACOG, FRCSCPREVIOUS HOLDER: Virginia Rauth MD, MBA

Funds distributed from the endowment shall be used to provide educational support for residents specializing in OB/GYN medicine. Types of support include but are not limited to, assistance in the purchase of books and/or electronic medical resources, as well as the funding of travel costs and/or meeting costs for the further education of the resident.


Willard R. Cooke Lectureship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gokhan Kilic MD

Income for a memorial lectureship to preserve the teachings and principles of clinical practice developed by Dr. Cooke. 


William and Mary McGanity Research Fund in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sangeeta Jain MD/Jeff Temple PHD

Endowment distributions would be available for unrestricted educational and research use by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


William H. Nash M.D. Endowed Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sangeeta Jain MD

Distributions from the endowment are to provide an annual award to a fourth-year medical student who has chosen to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology and has been accepted into a residency program in the specialty.


William Rupert Kerr Lectureship

George Saade MD

Earned income to sustain the memorial lectureship in his deceased son's name.

Awards that do not belong to Obstetrics and Gynecology

Class of 1973 Professorship in the School of Medicine

Shannon Clark MD, MMSPREVIOUS HOLDER: Syed Azhar MD

Distributions from the endowment shall be used to support the Professorship. This Professorship will rotate every five years between Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pediatrics, and Surgery. 


School of Medicine Class of 1955 Teaching Professorship

Jeffrey Temple PHD PREVIOUS HOLDER: Michael Laposata

A non-Obstetrics and Gynecology award to support the Professorship. it is awarded annually.


The Freeman Endowment Fund for the Development of Minority Faculty

Toy Lee MD

To provide support to faculty, programs and projects that advance The University of Texas Medical Branch’s core value of diversity and its institutional efforts to increase and support the development of minority faculty of underrepresented ethnic groups. Its aim is to help create and encourage a racially diverse workforce in medical research.