The Department of Critical Care Medicine requested and just recently received an endowed chair in critical care medicine. It was decided that the inaugural recipient of The Mitchell P. Fink Chair in Critical Care Medicine should be Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP, effective November 1, 2009. Being selected for a named chair is one of the highest honors that the university can bestow on a faculty member. Being the inaugural recipient recognizes and rewards Dr. Angus for the quality and impact of his work and shows confidence in his future accomplishments and contributions to critical care medicine, the University and to society. Congratulations!