What is an Endowed Chair
An endowed chair is an elite faculty appointment that carries with it a stable source of funding to support the chair-holder’s work. It is the most prestigious honor a university can confer upon a faculty member. A chair is usually established by a pool of philanthropically provided funds totaling $1 million, which is invested in a professionally managed fund. The principle, or “corpus,” remains in this fund, generating interest income that is used to attract and support the work of aleading scientist and/or educator in perpetuity.
Benefits of an endowed chair
• Enables MUSC to attract and retain the best educators in the country.
• Provides a permanent, stable source of departmental funding.
• Establishes the University as a leader in the chairholder’s field.
• Helps recruit the nation’s top students.
• Attracts additional research dollars.
• Establishes strength and perpetuity within a given field of study, promoting continual discovery and
John E. Mahaffey, MD
Jerry G. Reves, MD
Endowed Chair in
Scott Reeves, MD, MBA
John Schaefer III, MD
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Joanne M. Conroy, M.D.
Endowed Chair for Education and Leadership Development
Laurie L Brown, MD
Joseph S. Redding
Visiting Professorship in
Critical Care Medicine
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