School of Medicine Raises $18 Million in New Scholarships

April 4, 2019 by Renee Fischer

In celebration of its 125th year, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine launched an initiative to substantially increase scholarship support. This effort – spearheaded by volunteer leader Peter Byeff, MD, Med ’74, and his wife Gail – has resulted in 20 new scholarships for the school with many donors also increasing past gifts.

The initial goal of the 125th Scholarship Initiative was $12.5 million, but the support received exceeded that benchmark, with gifts totaling $18.4 million.

At a recent dinner honoring this achievement, Dean Paul Rothman said, “Scholarship support remains one of my most important priorities.”

Student scholars Timour Al-Khindi, Amira Collison, and Ayodeji Sotimehin participated in a video showcasing their remarkable work and the importance of scholarships.

“What really excites me is the possibility of being the second Dr. Collison because I remember what that meant to him and meant to his patients,” said Collison, whose late father was also a doctor.

Visit this website to learn more about supporting the School of Medicine.

Topics: Friends of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine, School of Medicine, Support Scholars