Published: Oct 18, 2010 7:36 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 18, 2010 4:36 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The University of Florida will get a new professorship thanks to an endowment by a UF trustee and his wife.

The university said on Monday that Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott are donating $2 million to endow a professorship in the chemistry department.

The position will work to advance chemistry research to support the health care industry.