Longtime physicians, friends establish scholarship at Marshall School of Medicine

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Bradley D. Henry, M.D., F.A.C.P., and Jack L. Kinder Jr., M.D., have been friends for more than 30 years, since their early days as classmates at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Over the years, their friendship has continued to grow, and they have teamed up to support future medical students where their friendship began.

“This scholarship is indicative of life coming full circle,” Kinder said. “We are giving back to the medical school because of the excellent education we received at Marshall in a way that assists a future colleague in our profession.” 

Henry grew up in Huntington and earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, before earning his medical degree at Marshall University in 1991 followed by an internal medicine residency at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Henry served as president of the West Virginia State Medical Association from 2017 to 2018. 

Kinder grew up in Nellis in Boone County, West Virginia. He double-majored in chemistry and biology at Marshall University before graduating with his medical degree from Marshall in 1991. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In 1998, the duo established Drs. Henry, Kinder & Associates, PLLC, as a private internal medicine practice based in Charleston, West Virginia. They both serve on the state’s occupational pneumoconiosis board and as co-medical directors for Charleston Area Medical Center’s employee health. Both are members of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and are active in their county and state medical societies. Beyond medicine, Henry and Kinder each have two sons who grew up camping, fishing and playing sports together as close friends.

The Jack L. Kinder Jr., M.D., and Bradley D. Henry, M.D., Scholarship is designated for an entering medical student from Boone County, West Virginia, and second preference to a student from Cabell County, West Virginia, and is renewable for up to three years.

“As a Huntington native, Marshall has always been a part of my life,” Henry said. “My wife and two sons also have degrees from Marshall. I wanted to be part of the scholarship program and continue the mission of providing excellent medical care to the citizens of West Virginia. I hope this scholarship will give students the opportunity to stay and work in the state they love, just as I did.”

For more information or to make a gift to the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs, by phone at 304-691-1711 or by e-mail at holmes@marshall.edu. For news and information about the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, follow us on Twitter @MUSOMWV, like us on Facebook or visit jcesom.marshall.edu


About the School of Medicine

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is a community-based medical school established in 1977. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, the School of Medicine trains physicians, scientists and other professionals to meet the unique health care needs of rural and underserved communities. Learn more at jcesom.marshall.edu. 

Contact: Sheanna Spence, Marshall Health/Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

Date Posted: Friday, December 16, 2022