The Peterson Endowed Professorship was created through the generosity of the College of Dentistry’s alumni, friends, and faculty members as a way of celebrating the life and accomplishments of their friend and colleague, the late Larry James Peterson, D.D.S., who passed away in 2002.
“I will work hard to ensure that my receipt of
this award will bring recognition to Dr. Peterson, the division, and
the college in a positive way,” Dr. Larsen said. “I trust that in
doing so, the program that Dr. Peterson loved will be further
This professorship is the second endowed faculty position in the
Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
joining the D.P. Snyder Endowed Professorship. The division
continues to raise funds for the Morgan Allison Endowed Chair in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with hopes of completing the fund by 2014.