The Pynchon Lectureship in Burn Care was established in 2023 through a generous endowment from the Helen Marie Pynchon Trust. Mrs. Pynchon’s son was treated at the UC Davis Firefighters Burn Institute, and in appreciation of her son's care, she left a gift to the UC Davis Regional Burn Center in her estate. As a tribute to the family, the Department of Surgery established the Pynchon Lectureship and will welcome distinguished scholars in the field of burn surgery to speak and teach at UC Davis each year. This lectureship will provide a forum to present the latest clinical, research, and educational developments in the field of burn care.