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Karr Family
Karr Family

In 2015 Dr. Reynold (Rennie) Karr and his family established an endowment to support the training of future rheumatologists. Rennie and his wife Janet have both spent their lives working in healthcare. Rennie is a physician specializing in both Rheumatology and Allergy/Immunology. He has served on the UW clinical faculty since 1980, initially as a volunteer with an independent private practice. The Karr family recently announced the creation of a $25,000 matching opportunity to double the impact of gifts made in support of fellows through the Karr Family Endowed Fellowship in Rheumatology.

Janet and I are thrilled with the success of the Fellowship Program, and we feel compelled to help others experience a greater impact through this remarkable program that is attracting the best and brightest internal medicine graduates from around the country. That is why in partnership with the division, we have developed a matching challenge that – if successful – will see an additional $50,000 donated to the Fellowship Program through our endowment. For every dollar donated to trainees through the Karr Family Endowed Fellowship in Rheumatology, we will match it 1:1 until December 31st or until our matching gift pool of $25,000 is exhausted.

- Dr. Rennie Karr

If you would like to learn more about how you can make a gift to enhance the Karr Fellowship Fund you can donate online. If you have questions about supporting the general Rheumatology Fellowship Training Fund, please contact Damien Chapman at or 206-616-4483.