Humana Foundation Chair in International Pediatrics

School of Medicine

Established September 2005

The Humana Foundation Chair in International Pediatrics leads and directs the University of Louisville International Pediatrics program and the Division of International Pediatrics.  The program, originally conceived by Humana chairman emeritus David A. Jones, brings more than 200 foreign doctors and nurses to Louisville to train and sends Louisville medical professionals abroad. Once there, they help medical professionals in countries like Romania and Moldova improve their practice and rebuild their health care systems. Founded in 1990, the program has been funded by the Humana Foundation and David and Betty Jones. Each of them committed a $1 million endowment, matched by Bucks for Brains, to support the chair and provide some operational funding. All of the medical professionals who travel abroad and work with visiting doctors and nurses in Louisville donate their time.