Foucar Endowment

About the Endowment

This Fund enhances the education of clinical residents and fellows in the Pathology Department. The Fund financially supports research projects, specialized educational materials, and educational travel for clinical residents and fellows. The Pathology Trainee fund enhances recruitment and professional development of the best and brightest UNM Pathology Residents and Fellows.

More than 300 applicants compete for UNM Pathology’s approximately 15 resident and fellowship positions each year. Dr. M. Kathryn Foucar and Dr. Elliott Foucar generously donated the founding gift. Dr. M. Kathryn Foucar is a full professor in UNM Pathology and is an internationally recognized hematopathologist. She initiated and leads authorship of the classic textbook “Bone Marrow Pathology”.

Dr. Elliott Foucar is an excellent surgical pathologist, who practiced at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque and at the University of New Mexico. He continues to publish well-received papers on errors in pathology.

Contributions Support Three Missions


Pathology Residents and Fellows work with a mentor to select, research and formally propose an experimental pathology project. Each award supports the laboratory materials and specialized laboratory services required for the trainee to complete the project. A formal review committee selects the projects based on scientific merit.


Pathology Residents and Fellows may request funds to participate in electronic educational courses for practicing professionals, covering topics such as practice management, ethics or epidemiology.


Pathology Residents and Fellows may request funds to travel to regional or national educational and scientific conferences. In some cases, Pathology Residents and Fellows may accompany UNM Pathology Faculty involved in established public service, teaching and research in South and Central America.

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