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The road home

Arianna Shirk ’02 followed her calling to Africa, where she now serves as an emergency pediatric physician in AIC Kijabi Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.

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In Pursuit of Medicine’s Moral Code

The Medicine Program provides students an opportunity to examine difficult moral questions through academic classes and unmatched undergraduate access to doctors, patients, and treatment facilities.

Duke Endowment awards grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.

John Dickson

2006 Furman graduate Dickson receives M.D.-Ph.D. from Harvard

Anyone who develops a shortcut for calculus should be awarded a Nobel Prize. But Furman biology and chemistry double major John Dickson will have to settle for an M.D.-Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. The 2006 Furman graduate from Gaffney, S.C. received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in 2013 from the Ivy League […]

Greenville Health System

Bridging language barriers to healthcare

  She met her new friends for the first time on the sixth floor of Greenville Memorial Hospital. And when they saw some of the first pictures of their newest family member, McKenna Luzynski ’18 was there to share their joy. “I got to see the ultrasound and watch the mom interact with the sonographer […]

Every newborn deserves a chance

Without the luxury of access to quality medical care, planning ahead is critical for the survival of mothers and children. During the Save the Children Action Network Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C., this spring, Furman student Kjersti Kleine had the opportunity to be an advocate for babies and mothers across the world through visits with […]