The OAFP Foundation
Now in its 19th year, the OAFP Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Academy, supports five key programs – the Laurel G. Case Award for Rural Experiences, the Mary Gonzales Lundy Award, the Tar Wars anti-tobacco education program, the Medical Ethics Lecture Fund, and the Locum Tenens Fund. Email us to apply for scholarships.
OAFP Foundation Board of Trustees:
Patricia Ahlen, MD
Paul Neumann, MD, Foundation Treasurer
Bill Origer, MD
Ron Stock, MD, Foundation President
Lynn Estuesta, Executive Director
Laurel G. Case Award for Rural Experiences
Provides a one-time award to spend one or two weeks living and working with a rural family physician, in honor of the founding father of Oregon family medicine, Dr. Laurel G. Case. Open to OHSU students who have completed their first year of medical school and have shown an interest and understanding of family medicine.
2014 Laurel G. Case Award Winners:
|Rita Aulie||Justin Lee|
|Mary Clare Bohnett||Casey Luce|
|Robin Brown||Lisa Pearspn|
|Emma Cantor||Sylvia Peterson-Perry|
|Benjamin Carpenter||Jessica Petrovich|
|Leigh Hess||Neela Ramanujam|
|Scott Hoffman||Annette Whitney|
Mary Gonzales Lundy Award
In honor of Mary Gonzales Lundy upon her retirement after 21 years as executive director of the OAFP, this award provides a scholarship to a fourth year OHSU medical student who is committed to family medicine as his/her specialty of choice and who matches in a family medicine residency. Due to the quality of the nominees this year, two students were recognized for this award.
2015 Lundy Award Recipient: Joseph Volpi
Medical Ethics Lectureship Fund
This fund provides for a lecturer to speak at the Annual Spring CME Weekend Conference as well as other local and regional lecture opportunities.
Tar Wars Anti-Tobacco Education Program
The OAFP Foundation sends family physicians and OHSU medical students to fourth and fifth grade classrooms throughout the state to teach them about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
The OAFP Foundation supports the program by providing the educational materials free of charge to the presenters and classrooms as well as sponsoring a yearly poster contest complete with prizes.
2014 Tar Wars Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place: Flynn Nyman, Jefferson Elementary School (Kristin Erickson, teacher), Corvallis
Presenter: Troy Garrett, MD
Second place winner:
Moira O’Bryan, Lighthouse School (Amanda Rice, teacher), North Bend
Presenter: Janet Patin, MD
Third place winner:
Nellie Hanson, Trost Elementary (Holly Sarich, teacher) Canby
Presenters: Alina Satterfield and Craig Rudy (OHSU medical students)
Email us to bring Tar Wars to your school, or to help provide underwriting for this valuable program.