The Glen F. Aukerman, MD, Integrative Medicine Endowed Fund in Family Medicine was established August 30, 2013, by the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University with gifts originally given to The Glen F. Aukerman, MD, Endowed Fund for Integrative Medicine from Dr. Glen Aukerman (MD 1964). Dr. Aukerman's gifts are being transferred to establish a new endowed fund.
Dr. Aukerman joined the Department of Family Medicine initially in 1983 as a volunteer clinical assistant professor. He returned to The Ohio State University as professor in 1995, having also served as department chairman until 1998. In 2004, he became the director of the Division of Integrative Medicine and in the same year, he lead the creation of the Center for Integrative Medicine. He became professor emeritus in 2013. This fund is to advance total patient care through the integration of complementary modalities with traditional western medicine to produce optimum patient outcomes.
The annual distribution from this fund shall support Department of Family Medicine's training and medical education of physicians and other health care professionals on integrative medicine nutrition and nutrigenomics. Allocation of the distribution shall be made at the recommendation and approval of the chair of the Department of Family Medicine, in consultation with the dean of the College of Medicine and the senior vice president for health sciences.
In any given year that the endowment distribution is not fully used for its intended purpose, the unused portion should be reinvested in the endowment principal.
The investment and management of and expenditures from all endowment funds shall be in accordance with University policies and procedures, as approved by the Board of Trustees. As authorized by the Board of Trustees, a fee may be assessed against the endowment portfolio for the University's costs of development and fund management.
It is the desire of the donor(s) that the endowment established herein should benefit the University in perpetuity. The University and the Foundation reserve the right to modify the purposes of this fund, however, (1) in consultation with the donor(s) named above, or (2) if such purposes become unlawful, impracticable, impossible to achieve, or wasteful, provided that such fund shall only be used for the University's charitable purposes. In seeking such modification, the University shall consult the chair of the Department of Family Medicine, dean of the College of Medicine and the senior vice president for health sciences. Modifications to endowed funds shall be approved by the University's Board of Trustees and the Foundation's Board of Directors, in accordance with the policies of the University and Foundation.