The UCSF Presidential Chair Award

UCSF Presidential Chairs are intended to encourage new or interdisciplinary program development or to enhance quality in existing academic programs of the University. To meet this broad goal of contributing to the enrichment of campus academic life, UCSF will allocate Presidential Chair funds of up to $150,000.00, based on expenses incurred, to support the appointment of a distinguished visiting professor for up to one year. Presidential Chairs are viewed as campus-wide resources. It is intended that incumbents be highly visible on campus, and that their tenure be accompanied by appropriate campus-wide activities and publicity.

The 2016-2017 Recipients:


Mary D. Naylor Photo

William J. Landis, PhD

G. Stafford Whitby Endowed Chair in Polymer Science
Department of Polymer Science

College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering 

The University of Akron, Ohio



Mary D. Naylor Photo

Rickard Brånemark, MD, PhD, MS

Associate Professor
Center for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (C.A.R.E)
Department of Orthopaedics
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden




More Information

Past Call for Nominations
Frequently Asked Questions
UCSF Presidential Chair Guidelines (PDF)
APM 265 — Presidential Chairs
APM 230 — Visiting Professors
Printable PDF: Call for Nominations


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Past Chair Holders

See also:       

The Dickson Emeritus Award