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Endowed Professors Honored at Annual Luncheon

On February 21, 2020, endowed professors on Feinberg’s faculty gathered for a luncheon that thanked and honored them for their contributions to healthcare, medical education, and scientific discovery.

A named and endowed professorship represents the highest honor a university can bestow upon its faculty. These titles recognize the most distinguished and productive physicians and scientists and help Feinberg continue to recruit and retain leaders in medicine. The medical school is proud to have 190 endowed professorship positions for our most accomplished faculty.

Learn more about Feinberg’s named professorships.

Since 2012, the annual endowed professors luncheon has taken place at a different Chicago landmark—this year at The Library, a former Chicago law library—as a visible reminder of Northwestern’s connection to the city. Previous locations include the Chicago History Museum, Cultural Center, and Symphony Orchestra. 
Left to right: Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, ’04 GME, the Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Michael Wolf, PhD, ’02 MPH, the James R. Webster, Jr., Professor of Medicine; Eric Hungness, MD, the S. David Stulberg, MD, Professor of Advanced Surgical Education; Jeffrey Linder, ’97 MD, MPH, the Michael A. Gertz Professor of Medicine; and Mercedes Carnethon, PhD, the Mary Harris Thompson Professor of Preventive Medicine.
While the luncheon is an occasion for faculty to catch up and share ideas, it is also an opportunity for them to engage with the city’s broader intellectual community and hear from a professional outside of healthcare. This year’s presenter was entrepreneur Dag Kittlaus, co-founder and CEO of Siri, the virtual assistant acquired by Apple in 2010.