April 25, 2007
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University Health Care Foundation Awards 20 Scholarships Through the Daniel B. Sullivan, M.D. Endowment
AUGUSTA, GA. -- April 25, 2007 -- The legacy of renowned cancer physician Daniel B. Sullivan lives on today as 20 health care workers with dreams of furthering their careers were awarded $1,000 scholarships each from an endowment that bears his name.
Ten $1,000 scholarships were awarded to MCG students in the department of medicine. Ten $1,000 scholarships were awarded to University clinical employees who are in school to advance their medical degrees. It was the wish of Dr. Sullivan that the funds generated through his endowment be used to help clinical students further their education in an attempt to continue the legacy of the medical community that thrived underneath his leadership.
“It is extremely difficult to summarize a man of Dan Sullivan’s character in a few words,” said Joe Bowden, M.D. “Dan Sullivan was a giver. He gave with an agape selflessness that could be replicated by few.”
Dr. Sullivan was instrumental in founding the Harry W. Jernigan Cancer Center at University Hospital, St. Joseph Hospice and the Georgia Radiation Therapy Center at the Medical College of Georgia. He served as chief of surgery for 17 years at University Hospital, where he focused on cancer surgery and research. Dr. Daniel Sullivan was 81 when he died in December 2005.
Born in Gilbert, Minn., Dr. Sullivan attended Central Michigan College on a football scholarship until he joined the Army during World War II. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1949 and volunteered to serve in the Korean War as a battalion aid surgeon, where he earned a Combat Medic Badge. After the Korean War, Dr. Sullivan completed his surgical oncology training at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City.