Morehouse School of Medicine Receives $25,000 from Wellpath in Honor of National Physicians' Week

MSM Clinical Faculty Members to Receive Individual Grants to Recognize Their Commitment to Patient Care and Health Equity.

ATLANTA – APRIL 13, 2022 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) recently received a $25,000 donation from medical and behavioral health provider Wellpath in honor of National Physicians' Week and National Doctors' Day. MSM plans to use the discretionary gift to award grants to MSM clinical faculty members and healthcare practitioners to assist with professional development and educational opportunities.

According to Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development Walter Conwell, MD, MBA, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development will select 25 individuals to receive $1,000 each. The process will begin by asking each academic department chair to nominate potential recipients.

"If a faculty member has a project that they want to implement or a student group they support, they can use this award for that," Dr. Conwell said. "We will work with department chairs to identify five or six faculty from their area. We'll then ask the nominees to write a short statement about how they intend to use the funds and will make payments to those who are selected."

Wellpath, the premier provider of high quality medical and behavioral health services to patients in treatment and correctional facilities in the United States, has been a consistent and generous donor to Morehouse School of Medicine, said Senior Vice President for Office of Institutional Advancement Harvey Green, FAHP, CFRE.

In November 2021, MSM and Wellpath partnered to create the new A Path Forward: Justice-Involved Care Life Coach program. The self-directed, four-month certificate is offered through the MSM Office of Online Education and Expanded Programs, and helps people interested in working with justice-involved individuals to develop the critical skills needed to build positive outcomes and pathways to success, advancing greater health equity for an underserved population.

In addition to its world-renowned Doctor of Medicine program, Morehouse School of Medicine offers a wide range of health sciences doctorate and master's degrees in public health, biomedical sciences, and physician assistant studies. Many programs are available online or in a hybrid format for distance learners.

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Amanda Magdalenski
Morehouse School of Medicine