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Endowed Professorships

Ensuring our Long term Success

Endowed professorships are one of the highest honors the College can bestow on a member of its faculty. They play a critical role in attracting and retaining proven leaders who can drive the UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville Institute's missions and high standard for excellence. Income from these funds provides salary, research support and resources for program development that enable educators to pursue projects at the forefront of medicine. Endowed professorships have become essential tools to express faculty members’ importance to the Department and the University.

James E. and Thelma C. Garrison Research Professorship (Fund Number 005840)

Among the more devastating forms of cancer is leukemia and related malignant blood disorders. While treatment for this aggressive cancer has come a long way, there is still much to be discovered. The Garrison Research Professorship was established by James E. Garrison through a legacy gift from his estate, and it is dedicated to support ongoing leukemia research. A gift to this fund ensures that one day a cure may be within reach.

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Glenn Chuck Professorship in Pediatric Cardiology (Fund Number 005944)

This fund honoring Glenn Chuck has endowed a professorship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Florida, Jacksonville Campus. It directly supports an interventional cardiac catheterization program and indirectly supports a full-service electrophysiology program at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Both programs are fully integrated with the Gainesville-based program.

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Robert J. Thompson, M.D. Professorship of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Fund Number 006046)

This fund honors Dr. Robert J. Thompson, a retired UF Obstetrics and Gynecology professor from the College of Medicine at Jacksonville. It is dedicated to the support of teaching and research by a member of the OB/GYN faculty at the Jacksonville campus.

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Karl B. Hanson, Sr., M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine (Fund Number 006918)

In honor of great leadership in medical educational, this fund is appropriately named for Dr. Karl B. Hanson, Sr. Dr. Hanson was a practicing physician in Jacksonville and served as chairman of internal medicine at Duval Medical Center as well as St. Luke’s Hospital and Baptist Memorial Hospital. His leadership in internal medicine and medical education led to his appointment as President of the Jacksonville Hospital Educational Program, as a clinical professor of medicine at UF’s College of Medicine, and ultimately as President of the College of Medicine. A contribution to the Hanson Professorship fund will support ongoing professional development for a professor of internal medicine. This fund was created in 1997 by Hanson’s family.

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Methodist Medical Center Professor of Surgery in Transplantation (Fund Number 014884)

Methodist Medical Center was a vital part of the Jacksonville community for decades, and is now an integral part of the fabric of University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. The alignment of Methodist Medical Center with University of Florida College of Medicine –Jacksonville also brought together a team of dedicated professionals and physicians who continue to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Jacksonville. This fund was established to honor Methodist Medical Center in perpetuity.

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Community Hospice of Northeast Florida/Neviaser Family Professorship in Pediatric Palliative Care (Fund Number 017604)

This professorship will advance professional education and training in pediatric palliative care and integrative medicine through collaboration between Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Community PedsCare and the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

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Sid Levin, M.D. Pediatrics Fund (Fund Number 017099)

This fund honors the memory of Dr. Levin. Dr. Levin was one of the earliest full-time faculty members of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville. In 1968 Dr. Levin came to Jacksonville as chief of pediatrics at Duval County Medical Center and University Medical Center, the predecessor hospital to Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He served continuously as chairman of the department of pediatrics until 1989. In addition to serving as chairman of pediatrics and director of the pediatric residency program, Dr. Levin also served as chief of emergency medicine of University Medical Center from 1979-1981. During the course of his service, Dr. Levin held every major administrative position of the faculty and hospital including president of the medical staff. Dr. Levin retired from the faculty in 1998 with the rank of Emeritus Professor. His ability and success in training residents continues to be evident by the number of successful pediatricians and specialists practicing locally, nationally and internationally. This fund supports the Pediatric Program at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Jacksonville.

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James Bradshaw, MD Memorial Lectureship Endowment (Fund Number 013740)

This fund honors the memory of Dr. James Bradshaw. Dr. Bradshaw was a superb radiologist and single-handedly built the pediatric radiology program at the College of Medicine – Jacksonville through his 26-year tenure of dedication and commitment. He was a philanthropist who donated generously toward the construction of the neonatal intensive care unit and Children’s Miracle Network. His enthusiasm for teaching and his compassion for children are truly missed on our campus. This fund ensures that Dr. Bradshaw’s legacy will endure and his memory will live on.

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