Joseph J. Byrne Chair in Biomedical Research, Herman G. Berkman Chair in Diabetes Care Innovation established at UMMS

By: UMass Medical School Communications

Two newly established endowed chairs at UMass Medical School—the Joseph J. Byrne Chair in Biomedical Research and the Herman G. Berkman Chair in Diabetes Care Innovation—were approved by the UMass Board of Trustees on Monday, July 17, according to Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

Job Dekker, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, and Michael J. Thompson, MD, clinical professor of medicine and chief of adult diabetes clinical research, were appointed to the positions, respectively.

“We are fortunate to have the support of so many philanthropic leaders who believe in our mission and our limitless potential to improve the health and well-being of the commonwealth, the nation and the global community,” Chancellor Collins said. “Today’s actions bring to 48 the number of endowed chairs at UMass Medical School.”

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