FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs & Community Relations, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Subhash Kumar, M.D., a Huntington nephrologist at Kumar Nephrology & Hypertension, and his wife, Rashmi Kumar, M.D., a Huntington psychiatrist, have established an endowed scholarship with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
The scholarship is for first-year medical students at Marshall with strong academic backgrounds and financial need. First preference for The Drs. Subhash and Rashmi Kumar Scholarship will be given to a student scoring a 36 or higher on the MCAT and with an income of less than $60,000. Second preference will be given to a student who scored 32-35 on the MCAT and who has an income of less than $60,000. The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.
“We’ve been here 33 years, and it’s been a happy and blessed time for us. What we have achieved has only been possible because of the Huntington community,” said Subhash Kumar. “I thought it was only fitting that we give something back to the community that has given so much to us.”
The Kumars came to Huntington in 1982 after Subhash completed his fellowship with the University of Massachusetts. During the 1980s, Rashmi also completed part of her residency program at Marshall and then served as a part-time faculty member with the School of Medicine.
“We decided that, based on our history with Marshall, we wanted to help its future,” said Rashmi Kumar. “We just have an interlaced connection with Marshall and would like to see it continue to flourish.”
Over the years, Subhash Kumar has served as a volunteer faculty member, hosting residents and medical student rotations. Rashmi Kumar looks forward to working with Marshall Psychiatry as it welcomes its first class of residents in July.
“Subhash and Rashmi have been long-time supporters of the School of Medicine in so many ways. The creation and future support of their scholarship is a true reflection of that,” said Linda S. Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “I am personally and professionally thankful for their generosity.”
For more information on the scholarships or to make a gift to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Holmes at 304-691-1711 or go to www.musom.marshall.edu/alumni.
Photo Caption: Subhash Kumar, M.D. (left), and Rashmi Kumar, M.D., (right), both of Huntington, are pictured with Linda S. Holmes (center), director of development and alumni affairs for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Date Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2015