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School of Medicine alumni establish three new scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 27, 2015
Contact:  Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs & Community Relations, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, 304-691-1639

School of Medicine alumni establish three new scholarships

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Three new scholarships were recently created through the generous gifts of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine alumni.

The Drs. Mitch Charles and Paulette S. Wehner Scholarship was created by Mitch Charles, M.D., Class of 1988, and Paulette Wehner, M.D., Class of 1989. Dr. Charles is an emergency room physician for Cabell Huntington Hospital and a member of the School of Medicine faculty. Dr. Wehner is a cardiologist with Marshall Cardiology and serves as the vice dean for graduate medical education for the School of Medicine. This scholarship will be awarded to an entering medical student from Pike County, Ky., or Preston County, W.Va. The award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.

The Sanjeev S. Sharma, M.D., and Barbara A. Lahr, M.D., Scholarship was established by Sanjeev Sharma, M.D., Class of 1993, and his wife,  Barbara Lahr, M.D. Dr. Sharma is a board-certified radiation oncologist at Premier Radiation Oncology Inc. at St. Mary's Medical Center and serves as the administrative chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology for the School of Medicine. Dr. Lahr is a graduate of the University of Iowa Medical School and is a board-certified radiologist at the Huntington VA Medical Center. The $1,000 award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.

The Philip N. Zambos, M.D., Scholarship was established by Phil Zambos, M.D. Dr. Zambos is a Raleigh County, W.Va., native who works as a radiologist and is a member of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Class of 1984. Zambos' scholarship was created through the school's "Adopt a Medical Student" program. This award is renewable for three additional years pending normal academic progress.

"On behalf of the School of Medicine, we are all so excited to have such dedicated alumni supporting future physicians through their scholarships," said Linda Holmes, director of development and alumni affairs for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. "Loyalty and support are the backbones of our success to provide more scholarship support to our students."

For more information on the scholarships or to make a gift to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, please contact Linda Holmes at 304-691-1711 or go to www.musom.marshall.edu/alumni.

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Date Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015