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Supporting Faculty Talent and Promise

The greatest faculty in science and medicine discover, mentor, collaborate, and inspire. They unleash the intelligence and talents of their students and junior colleagues and discover better ways of caring for patients. They transform the institutions and the fields of study in which they work.

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Competition for such physicians and scientists is fierce among medical schools and academic medical centers. In order to attract and retain top physician-scholars and physician-researchers, a school must be able to offer significant support in the form of faculty fellowships and, most importantly, endowed chairs.

For Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine, maintaining a superb physician-faculty has been and always will be a top priority. The excellence of the current faculty is a major reason why the Geisel School continues to attract the best students in the country, highly competitive research grants, and young physicians and scientists who are rising stars in their fields.

Centers of Gravity: Endowed Chairs

An endowed chair, also known as an endowed professorship, is a powerful recruitment and retention tool because of the honor and flexibility that it affords. It creates a center of gravity for a particular area of research, teaching, or clinical care because the chair holder has the time and resources to mentor students and trainees and to collaborate with fellow faculty.

Endowing a professorship is a gratifying investment for donors because the gift ensures the institution’s enduring leadership in a particular area of study.

Endowed Professorships begin at $2.5 million
Distinguished Professorships begin at $5 million

Cultivating Talent: Clinical and Research Fellowships

Today more than ever, even the most promising young faculty members face challenges in attracting initial funding to launch or progress in their research careers and to carve out enough time for teaching and clinical program development. For a lucky few, this critical gap is filled by endowed fellowships funded by private donors. And as with endowed chairs, these fellowships help attract and retain talented faculty, in addition to nurturing the rising stars in particular fields of study or expertise.

Clinical and Research Fellowships $500,000 to $2 million

For more information, please contact

Dorothy Behlen Heinrichs
Senior Associate Director of Leadership Initiatives
Office of Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine
(603) 653-0752 / Dorothy.B.Heinrichs@hitchcock.org

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