David and Dr. Jo Ann Goldbaugh Shaw also contribute to pathology research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – More scholarship money will now be available to students at the West Virginia University School of Medicine thanks to contributions from WVU alumni David and Jo Ann Goldbaugh Shaw, M.D.

The Shaws, from Wheeling, have created a WVU School of Medicine scholarship focused on helping students from each of the four years of medical school.

“We wanted to give financial aid to those students who have severe financial needs and help them focus more on their academic studies. There are bright people, who want to go to medical school, but can't afford it. These are the future students you want to capture and bring to WVU,” Dr. Shaw said.

She graduated from the WVU School of Medicine in 1986 and completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C. She also completed a cytopathology fellowship at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was a partner in the group Greensboro Pathology Associates until she retired in 2010.

David Shaw graduated from the WVU School of Pharmacy in 1986 and retired from the Rite-Aid Corporation.

The Shaws have also made a donation to support ultrasound simulation training, which qualifies for a match through the West Virginia Research Trust Fund. This endowment will provide funds for pathology research initiatives in biological, biotechnological and biomedical sciences.

“We are incredibly grateful to alumni like the Shaws for their generous and thoughtful contributions to the School of Medicine. These funds will significantly impact both the academic lives and personal well-being of our students through the enhancement of our curriculum and ability for us to offer more in the way of scholarships,” Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the WVU School of Medicine, said. “Ultimately, the Shaws’ generosity will allow our students and faculty to participate in essential research projects that will enhance the health and wellness of West Virginians.”

For more information: Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
dlc: 10-11-11