Annual proceeds from the gift help fund the work of 12 faculty members, each of whom occupy an H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair. An appointment as an H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair is made in recognition of the dedication and achievement of the University’s top medical researchers and for their contribution to his or her respective field. Chair holders are named by the president of the university.
“Endowed chairs are vital to the backbone of any University,” said University of Utah President Michael K. Young. “Having the ability to provide the University’s top researchers with this type of funding ensures that we can retain and recruit the brightest and most talented minds in the country.”
As of September 10, 2013
Brenda L. Bass, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
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Carrie Byington, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
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J. Michael Dean, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
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Lynn B. Jorde, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Genetics
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Gerald G. Krueger, M.D.
Professor of Dermatology
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Dean Y. Li, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Oncological Sciences and Human Genetics
Vice Dean for Research, and Chief Scientific Officer, University Health Care
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Wesley I. Sundquist, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
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Carl S. Thummel, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Genetics
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Michael W. Varner, M.D.
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology
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Mark Yandell, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Genetics
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Former Benning Chair Members
Dale E. Abel, Ph.D.
Former Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Former Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, University of Utah Faculty
D. Ware Branch, M.D.
Professor of Obstentrics and Gynecology
Cheryl Coffin, M.D.
James P. Kushner, M.D.
Former Chief of the Division of Hematology
Susan Mango, Ph.D.
Steve Prescott, M.D., Ph.D.
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Edwin A. Stevens, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Radiology