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The Mark J. Young International Health Policy Scholarship

Award Information

About Mark J. Young, M.D.

About Mark J. Young, M.D.Mark J. Young, M.D. 1951-2004

Mark Young grew up in Illinois, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1973 and the University of Michigan Medical School in 1978. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Michigan and was a Kaiser Family Foundation Fellow in general medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His early career included clinical and academic positions at the University of Michigan, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Henry Ford Health Systems. In 1995, Mark was recruited by the Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network (LVHHN) to hold the Leonard Parker Pool Endowed Chair in Community Health and Health Studies and to be the senior vice president for education and research. He was passionately involved in bettering the region’s health and created a model where all citizens, regardless of age, gender or social status, could attain optimal health and well-being.  More…

Purpose of the Award

The purpose of this scholarship shall be to provide recognition and financial assistance to full time faculty, fellows, residents, or medical students at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine to undertake health policy study programs outside the United States.

Amount & Timing of the Award

In general one award per year of up to $3000 will be made. Applications are sought in the spring of the year and the awardee is announced in April. It is expected that the program activity will occur within six months of receipt of the award and that the awardee will make his / her presentation at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center within six months of completion of the funded program.

Program Governance

This scholarship is overseen by a four person committee composed of the Director of the College of Medicine Global Health Center, the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and the Director of the Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine. The committee sets the timing for the request for applications, reviews the applications and selects the awardee(s). The committee reserves the right to make no award if no suitable application is received. In rare circumstances, the committee may decide to make two awards in the same year if funds are available.


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