IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund
Generations of medical students at UC have one thing in common, a woman who has worked in the Dean's Office for over 50 years making sure "her kids" were taken care of as they studied to become physicians.
The Class of 2003 used their class gift to start the IvaDean Medical Student Scholarship Fund as a tribute to her profound influence on medical students as an advisor, advocate, and confidant.
This scholarship fund honors IvaDean Lair-Adolph, Assistant Dean of the College of Medicine, as well as her role as the person who has contributed the most to making medical school manageable, according to the medical students she assists.
Today, over $1.8 million has been raised for the fund, benefiting 60 students since the 2004-05 academic school year.
The desire to recognize IvaDean’s service and the increasing need for scholarship funds at the College made this effort a natural fit. Medical student scholarships are essential to the growth and prestige of the College of Medicine.
Now more than ever, it is important to make the UC College of Medicine a competitive, top ranking medical school that attracts the best students and faculty. Along with maintaining a competitive edge, it is crucial to assist students with the increasing challenge of financing a medical education.
What a wonderful way to accomplish this objective while paying homage to such a great person.
Past IvaDean Benefit Concerts