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  April 9, 2001

Physician's Group Establishes Scholarship

An organization of physicians who used to practice in Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties has donated $145,000 to the UConn Health Center to establish a scholarship fund for medical students.

The Capital Area Individual Practice Association Inc., an individual practice association with nearly 1,600 physicians, made the gift as its final corporate act upon dissolution last year for business reasons. The donation will be matched 50 percent by the state as part of the UConn 2000 matching program, for a total donation of $217,500.

"We're extremely proud to have this opportunity to contribute to the education of medical students and to the future of the profession," said John Rodgers, Daniel Marshall, and Alan McGinnes in a letter to Health Center officials accompanying the donation.

"The scholarships from this fund will have special meaning to the students who receive them because they come from other physicians," said Anthony Voytovich, dean of student affairs at the School of Medicine.

The first scholarships will be awarded this fall to medical school students from Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties who demonstrate financial need.

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