Endowed Research Chairs

Endowed and other types of research chairs are an important mechanism to help facilitate and support the research activities of faculty members. The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is currently home to chairs in such areas as aboriginal health, cardiovascular disease and cancer. These research chairs are supported from a variety of sources, including private donations, the private sector, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

The current research chairs in the Faculty are outlined below. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact:

Joanne Simala
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects
Email: jls24@ualberta.ca

 

Chairholders:

  • Alberta Cancer Foundation Chair in Palliative Care
    Dr. Vickie Baracos - Department of Oncology
  • Alberta Dental Association & College Chair in Clinical Dentistry Research
    Dr. Maryam Sharifzadeh-Amin - Department of Dentistry
  • Alberta Dental Association & College Chair in Oral Health Research
    Dr. Daniel Graf - Department of Dentistry
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health
    Dr. Ross Mitchell - Department of Medicine
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Cardiac Sciences
    Dr. Justin Ezekowitz - Department of Medicine
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Diagnostic Imaging
    Dr. Kumaradevan Punithakumar - Department of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Emergency Medicine Research
    (Vacant)
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Health Informatics
    Dr. Lawrence Richer - Department of Pediatrics
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Indigenous Health Research 
    (Vacant)
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Mental Health Research
    Dr. David Ross - Department of Psychiatry
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Obesity
    Dr. Geoff Ball - Department of Pediatrics
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Primary Care Research
    Dr. Neil Drummond - Department of Family Medicine
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Surgical Simulation
    Dr. Bin Zheng - Department of Surgery
  • Alberta Health Services Chair in Transplantation
    (Vacant)
  • Allard Research Chair in Experimental Oncology
    Dr. Frederick West - Department of Chemistry
  • AstraZeneca Canada Chair in Asthma Research
    Dr. Paul Forsythe - Department of Medicine
  • Bird Dogs Chair in Translational Oncology funded by the Alberta Cancer Foundation
    Dr. John Lewis - Department of Oncology
  • CASA Research Chair in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    (In recruitment)
  • Cavarzan Chair in Mature Women's Health Research
    Dr. Colleen Norris - Faculty of Nursing
  • Chair in Bioethics
    Dr. Michael van Manen - Department of Pediatrics
  • Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Lymphatic Disorders
    Dr. Spencer Gibson - Department of Oncology
  • Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
    Dr. Frank Wuest - Department of Oncology
  • Dr. Anthony Noujaim Legacy Oncology Chair
    Dr. Freimut Juengling - Department of Oncology
  • Dr. Charles A. Allard Chair in Diabetes Research
    Dr. Peter Senior - Department of Medicine
  • Firefighters Chair in Burn Research
    Dr. Ted Tredget - Department of Surgery
  • Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research funded by the Alberta Cancer Foundation
    Dr. Adam Kinnaird - Department of Surgery
  • Friends of Garrett Cumming Research Chair/Muscular Dystrophy Canada Research Chair
    Dr. Toshifumi Yokota - Department of Medical Genetics
  • GlaxoSmithKline/RxD/CIHR Chair in Airway Inflammation
    Dr. Harissios Vliagoftis - Department of Medicine
  • Glaxo Wellcome Chair in Virology
    Dr. Lorne Tyrrell - Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology
  • Heart & Stroke Chair in Cardiovascular Research
    Dr. Padma Kaul - Department of Medicine
  • Henri M. Toupin Chair in Neurocognitive Disorders
    Dr. Christopher Power - Department of Medicine
  • Henri M. Toupin Chair in Neurological Sciences
    Dr. Sanjay Kalra - Department of Medicine
  • Henri M. Toupin Chair in Neurology
    Dr. Glen Jickling - Department of Medicine
  • J. Alan Gilbert Chair in Medical Education Research
    Dr. Carol Hodgson - Division of Studies in Medical Education
  • John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
    Dr. Michael van Manen - Department of Pediatrics
  • Kidney Health Research Chair - Health Outcomes
    Dr. Scott Klarenbach - Department of Medicine/Division of Nephrology
  • Kidney Health Research Chair - Translational Research
    Dr. Branko Braam - Department of Medicine/Division of Nephrology
  • Lilian McCullough Chair in Breast Cancer Surgery
    Dr. Ing Swie Goping - Department of Biochemistry
  • Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research
    (Vacant)
  • Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute Medical Imaging Consultants Chair in Cardiac Imaging
    Dr. Michelle Noga - Department of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging
  • Mr. Lube Foundation Chair in Uro-Oncology
    Dr. Ronald Moore - Department of Surgery
  • Muriel and Ada Hole Kids with Cancer Society Chair in Paediatric Oncology
    Dr. Lesley Mitchell - Department of Pediatrics
  • Muttart Research Chair in Clinical Immunology
    Dr. Philip Halloran - Department of Medicine
  • Alberta Women’s Health Foundation Chair in Women’s Health Research
    Dr. Jane Schulz - Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Research Chair in Ophthalmology
    Dr. Karim Damji - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
  • Sawin-Baldwin Chair in Ovarian Cancer
    Dr. Cheng-Han Lee - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children Endowed Chair in Pediatric Scoliosis Research
    Dr. Peter Kannu - Department of Medical Genetics
  • Spinal Cord Injury Chair
    Dr. Chester Ho - Department of Medicine
  • Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation Chair in Autism
    Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum - Department of Pediatrics
  • Tom Williams Chair in Surgical Education
    Dr. Johnathan White - Department of Surgery
  • Tripartite Chair in Occupational Health
    Dr. Nicola Cherry - Department of Medicine