Private support gives Rice University the resources and flexibility to act on new initiatives, the added support to continue making measurable progress when trends in federal funding decrease, and the ability to grow long-term programs in education and research that advance Rice’s leadership in the
Created to further enhance our research and education in Dr. Hellums’ name, this fund honors the late Dr. J. David Hellums, a distinguished Rice University academic bioengineer and former dean of the school of engineering. He was a pioneer in developing cardiac assist devices and in investigating the effects of shear forces on human red blood cells and platelets. As an insightful and encouraging mentor, Dr. Hellums was influential in propelling many Rice graduate and undergraduate students into successful careers in chemical and biomedical engineering.
This fund honors Dr. Larry V. McIntire, who is a distinguished academic biomedical engineer and was a Rice University teacher and investigator for 35 years. Dr. McIntire successfully integrated aspects of chemical engineering, molecular and cell biology, and biomedical science at the Texas Medical Center to establish the Department of Bioengineering at Rice. He served as the founding chair of the department and is intensely admired by colleagues and students at all levels of training. During his long tenure at Rice, and later as chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. McIntire became an international leader in bioengineering research and education. Many of his students have also become leaders in the field.
The easiest way to support the success and growth of Rice Bioengineering is to make a gift online. When you make your gift, be sure to designate it to the "Bioengineering Department" from the dropdown menu, or you can choose "Other" and specify where you want it directed in the "Special Instructions" field.
Sending a check by mail to the address below will ensure that your entire donation is earmarked for the David Hellums Memorial Fund or for the Larry V. McIntire Chair in Bioengineering.
Department of Bioengineering, MS-142
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892