FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Contact: Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, 304-691-1713
Wellington Professorship of Cardiology established at Marshall University School of Medicine
Long-time chair of cardiology tapped for position
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—Dr. Mark Studeny, professor and chair of the department of cardiology at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named the inaugural Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Professor of Cardiology.
The professorship is funded by a generous $800,000 grant facilitated by Robert H. Beymer, chairman of the board of First Sentry Bank and trustee of the Bernard C. and Pansy P. Wellington Foundation. The gift will support medical education and cardiovascular research at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in our region, as well as the United States. The endowment provides opportunities to explore new avenues available for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
“It is a tremendous honor to be named as the first Wellington Professor,” Studeny said. “We are grateful for this wonderful gift which will benefit the people of our region. I am excited to expand our work into the disease processes that affect so many in our area.”
“Pansy Wellington graduated from Marshall and she absolutely loved the school, “ Beymer said. “She was a kind, caring person and I know Pansy would be pleased that so many people will be helped through this gift to the School of Medicine.”
Additionally, the gift has the option of supporting a scholarship for a medical student. For information on this gift or to make a gift to the School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, at 304-691-1711.
Date Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014