On March 28, 2008 Dr. Douglas A Girod was invested as the first Russell E. Bridwell M.D., Chair, for the Department of Otolaryngology. This professorship was created for the Chairman of the Department and established in honor of the late Russell E. Bridwell by his wife Dorothy and their children, Deb, Rob and Barbara. Dr.& Mrs. Bridwell have life long ties to the University of Kansas ranging from their marriage at Danforth chapel, on the Lawrence Campus, to Dr. Bridwell's medical education and then his residency in the department, culminating with the undergraduate education of their children. This gift created the first endowed professorship for the department and will enable Dr. Girod as well as future chairmen of the department to enhance their research, and clinical practices along with providing educational opportunities for the department's residents. Dr. Alexander Chiu is the newly appointed Russell E. Bridwell Endowed Chair joining our department on July 11, 2016.
To honor Dr. Doug Girod, Marilyn M. Zamierowski created the Girod Professorship. The formal Investiture Ceromony was held on October 6, 2008 in the Beller Conference Center. Dr. Terance T. Tsue was formally Invested as the first recipient of this professorship. The funding from this professorship endowment will allow Dr. Tsue and future recipients to financially enhance their clinical and research practices as well as create educational funding opportunities for the department's residents.
As the result of a generous gift from Marilyn Zamieroswki the Department of Otolaryngology has created the Zamieroskwi professorship. Dr. Hinrich Staecker is the first recipient. This professorship will allow Dr Staecker and future recipients to enhance their surgical practice as well as provide educational opportunities for the Department's residents. A formal Investiture Ceremony was held on October 6, 2008 in the Beller Conference Center.
The Jones Chair was established from a trust created from the estates of the late Walter and Evan (Evie) Jones, the sons of Welsh parents, who were reared on a farm north of Lebo, Kansas, in Coffey County. At the turn of the twentieth century the brothers inherited 200 acres of land and started their partnership. Their trust created the chair to support an outstanding Kansas surgeon in the areas of cranio-facial trauma, microsurgery and cancer-related deformities. The first recipient of this Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology is Dr. J. David Kriet.