Talent Retention & Recruitment

Our accomplished faculty members are the key factor in developing groundbreaking research and novel clinical and public health approaches in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. By contributing to the excellence of our faculty, you will enable us to continue advancing not just our mission, but the health and future of the entire world. With your support, we can successfully recruit and retain the best and brightest in the field, expand learning opportunities, and continue to train the next generation of leaders in healthcare.


Named professorships do many things: support our exceptional faculty, help underwrite cutting-edge research along with outstanding teaching and valuable community service. Named professorships also support the innovative and creative work of current outstanding faculty. By providing additional financial resources for research assistants, professional development, equipment and other technology, faculty members can more effectively teach the next generation of healthcare workers. In turn, our students are ensured the opportunity to work side-by-side with faculty on the latest developments in their field.


Endowed chairs offer many benefits to the University, the donor, educators and, most importantly, students. Endowed chairs allow the University to attract established scholars with national and international reputations or retain the talented leaders we already have on campus.  The faculty members who are chair holders receive recognition for personal achievements in their fields, and the satisfaction that the University supports research and quality teaching in their discipline. Students are challenged and guided by exposure to the highest quality academic leadership.


Donors who generously endow named professorships and chairs realize that they are not only ensuring academic excellence in teaching and research today, but also creating a legacy and perpetuating the donor’s name as long as the University exists. Thus, it is both an honor to the named holder of the appointment and also an enduring tribute to the donor who establishes it.

Dr. Cynthia Carlsson, Director of WAI and Wisconsin ADRC Clinical Core Leader, at the Middleton Society Dinner where she was recognized as the first recipient of the Louis A. Holland Sr. Professorship in Alzheimer's Disease. Photo by Todd Brown.

To learn more about how you can support faculty and healthcare provider excellence within the the UW Initiative to End Alzheimer’s, during your lifetime or through your estate plan, please contact Steve Ramig at 608-206-1250 or steve.ramig@supportuw.org.