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Urban Family Medicine Endowment Fund


The Urban Family Medicine Endowment Fund was established on October 3, 2003, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with gifts from individual, corporate, and foundation donors, including faculty, alumni, and patients who are interested in enhancing the ongoing programs and in strengthening special initiatives of the Department of Family Medicine.
 

All gifts are to be invested in the University's permanent endowment fund, under the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with the right to invest and reinvest as occasion dictates.

The annual income shall be used to support teaching, research, and special programs relating to urban family medicine in the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine and Public Health as recommended by the chairperson of this department.

If funding reaches the level of $750,000, the income will be used to establish a professorship in urban family medicine supporting a distinguished scholar in the Department of Family Medicine. If funding reaches the chair level of $1,500,000, the professorship will be converted to a chair position and shall be held by a nationally eminent faculty member. The faculty member in the professorship or chair position shall actively participate with urban family medicine programs to achieve the fund's goals.

Appointment shall be made to either the professorship or chair position at the recommendation of the chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine to the senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health. The activities of the holder of the professorship or the chair shall be reviewed no less than every five years by the senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health to determine compliance with the intent of the donors as well as the academic and research standards of the University.

It is the desire of the donors that this fund should benefit the University in perpetuity. If the need for this fund should cease to exist or so diminish as to provide unused income, then another use shall be designated by the Board of Trustees in consultation with the chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine and with the senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health in order to carry out the desire of the donors.