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Scholarship created at School of Medicine in honor of lifelong West Virginia couple


Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Leah C. Payne, Director of Public Affairs, Schools of Medicine & Pharmacy, 304-691-1713



Scholarship created at School of Medicine in honor of lifelong West Virginia couple
School of Medicine graduate establishes gift


undefinedHUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced today creation of the C. Douglas Phillips, M.D., F.A.C.R., Scholarship to assist a medical student with educational expenses.

The scholarship was created by Dr. Doug Phillips, Class of 1984, in honor of his parents, Mr. Clifford R. and Mrs. Angelia E. Phillips, lifelong West Virginia residents who reside in Randolph County.   In making the scholarship, Doug Phillips credited his parents with instilling in him a love of learning.

“My parents’ selfless commitment to higher education and their love and guidance are a constant inspiration,” Phillips said.  “In addition to my parents, the scholarship is also established in honor of my children, Caitlin and Kiel, and my wife, Dr. Deborah Shatzkes.  I’m very pleased to honor my family in a way that ‘pays it forward’ for a Marshall medical student.”

Phillips graduated in just three years from Marshall University in 1981 with a regents bachelor of arts degree while simultaneously attending his first year of medical school.   After graduating from Marshall’s medical school in 1984, he then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in neuroradiology at Virginia. 

Last year, Phillips was named the 2014 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus.  He is currently a professor of radiology at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

The recipient of the Phillips award will be an entering first-year medical student with preference to a resident of Randolph County.  Second preference will go to a resident of one of the surrounding counties, including Barbour, Pendleton, Tucker, Webster or Upshur.  The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.




Date Posted: Wednesday, January 7, 2015