Individuals and Organizations Making The Ohio State University Medical Center Great Through Philanthropy
WALLACE FAMILY CREATES PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP
No one who met Lynn Wallace, ’71, could miss the passion and devotion he held for his profession. It was a 37-year commitment that took him from the sidelines of Ohio State football to the creation of a private practice that blended his special talents and love for athletics and physical therapy.
His fearlessness, independence and persistence shaped his career and carried him through a six-year battle with cancer that ended in 2009.
To honor his legacy, career and lifelong support for education, the Wallace family, led by his wife Diane Tuuri and daughters Emily Wallace and Kate Snyder, has established the Lynn Allen Wallace Scholarship Fund in Sports Physical Therapy.
“He would be proud. A scholarship is like planting a seed with no guarantee or preordained outcome. The combination of financial support and the talent of an individual may yield great things,” says Tuuri.
Diane Tuuri (left) poses with Meredith Lane, the first Wallace
Scholarship recipient in the School of Allied Medical Professions.
MELVIN SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
John Melvin, MD ’60, has many fond memories of Ohio State from his undergraduate and graduate years. Now, the Medical Education and Scholarship Campaign chair wants to ensure that today’s students receive the support he received.
Shortly after completing his education and medical internship, Melvin spent time working at an Army hospital in New Jersey. “I felt better prepared than my colleagues who graduated from more prestigious schools. OSU prepared me well for my field and has been a huge contributor to my career success,” he says.
More than ever, debt and the lack of financial assistance deter capable medical students from choosing certain areas of practice. Melvin hopes that increasing scholarship programs will allow students to choose medical careers in specialties that are truly their passion, rather than base their dicisions on debt considerations.
TAYLOR MENTORS AND SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Anne Taylor, MD ’90, clinical assistant professorof Surgery, and director of Aesthetic Surgery and the Resident Cosmetic Clinic for Ohio State’s Division of Plastic Surgery, mentors medical students and supports student scholarships.
Explaining her childhood in Kettering, Ohio, Taylor says: “I was raised by very generous parents. My mother took in foster babies as we (five of us) were growing up. My father donated his time and talent to multiple boards and charities, too. So for me, I had an excellent example at home.”
Taylor says the College of Medicine prepared her well for residency and practice. After 11 years in private practice, she became a full-time faculty member in Ohio State’s College of Medicine in 2007.