UMC and the Texas Tech Health Science Center partnered up to honor two Lubbock doctors.
Dr. Melissa Sanford and Dr. Mohammad Ansari were presented with an endowed professorship.
The "Endowment of Excellence" is designed to promote excellence in clinical care, clinical programs and graduate medical education.
"When someone receive this very prestigious award they receive funding to promote back into their field of service," Mark Funderburk, President and CEO of UMC Health Systems said. "Whether it be cardiology, neurology etc. So what we find is these physicians really feel a strong sense of engagement to the medical school and the hospital."
Endowments are chosen by a committee of UMC and TTUHSC leaders.