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John Hutton, MD, was the 42nd dean in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s history, serving from 1987 until 2002. While dean, Dr. Hutton founded the divisions of Developmental Biology and Biomedical Informatics, and recruited chairs for 20 of the college’s 22 departments. Also under Dr. Hutton’s leadership, the college created the Pathways Program, helping local underprivileged minority middle school, high school and college students foster interests in science and health care. He developed for the college a dual admissions program for promising high school students, an MD/MBA program and a National Institutes of Health-funded MD/PhD Physician Scientist Training Program.
Mary Ellyn Hutton was a celebrated journalist and classical music critic in Cincinnati. A classically trained musician, she was principal violist of the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and played viola in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra while at Yale completing a master’s degree in music history. In her career, she practiced law in Kentucky and Texas before writing for the Cincinnati Post for 23 years. She was named “Best Critic in Ohio” for print publications under 100,000 by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 2008.
At the discretion of the program director, gifts to the John and Mary Ellyn Hutton Endowed Scholars Fund for the Medical Scientist Training Program will support:
- Student scholars, with a special focus on students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Career development opportunities for students
- Conference travel for students
- Programmatic enhancements to improve student training
Donate to The John and Mary Ellyn Hutton Endowed Scholars Fund for the Medical Scientist Training Program.
As an endowed fund, The John and Mary Ellyn Hutton Endowed Scholars Fund for the Medical Scientist Training Program provides a vital source of permanent funding for the Medical Scientist Training Program at the UC College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Recognizing the vital importance of this program to both institutions and to the medical community of greater Cincinnati and the rest of the country, leadership at UC and CCHMC came together to provide additional incentive to donors to support this marquee program.
The goal of this campaign is to increase the level of this endowed fund to $2 million which would provide substantial annual support for the program. To inspire donors to invest in the program, matching funds have been made available by both UC and CCHMC. Each institution will match gifts to the fund at 50% up to a total of $1 million raised, providing a total of $1 million in matching funds to achieve the goal of $2 million in the endowment.