Gifts will support medical, PA students

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By Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Henry Prupas

The late Henry Prupas. Photo provided.

The Henry Malin Prupas, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship Endowment has been established with gifts from Barbara Prupas '86 and additional memorial gifts. Recipients of the scholarship will be medical students from northern Nevada. A renowned specialist in the treatment of arthritis and clinical professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, the late Henry Malin Prupas '71 (premedical), and the School of Medicine's two-year Class of 1973, dedicated more than 40 years of his life to helping his patients and students.

Joanne Grundman (attended 1967-69) has made provisions in her estate plans to establish the Joanne M. Grundman Annual Scholarship. During her 36-year tenure with the State of Nevada, Grundman worked primarily in the field of health care administration, including her last post as the administrator of Nevada Check Up, Nevada's health insurance program for children. This scholarship will benefit students who hope to pursue a career as a doctor of medicine, a doctor of osteopathic medicine or a physician assistant.

To learn more about supporting students pursuing degrees in health care, please contact Seema Donahoe, director of development, (775)682-7304. To learn more about including the University in your estate plans, please contact Lisa Riley, director of the Office of Planned Giving, (775)682-6017.



Julie Ardito
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

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