Emory Report
October 5, 2009
Volume 62, Number 6


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October 5, 2009
Campaign Emory
Neonatologists establish fellowship fund

By Maria Lameiras

Alumni Dan Suskin ’96MR and Leslie Leigh’94MR have pledged more than $300,000 for endowed and expendable funds to help neonatology fellows at Emory School of Medicine make the most of their fellowship experience.

Partners in a private neonatology practice in Lawrenceville, the colleagues met during their own fellowships at Emory. They chose to support neonatology fellows at Emory because they recognized the importance and quality of the training they received.

“We want neonatal fellows to be able to buy educational materials and, more importantly, to be able to attend major conferences anywhere in the United States—or indeed the world—and immerse themselves at the very highest level of neonatal care and research. Hopefully, this all results in better care for our patients—our ultimate goal,” Suskin says.

The physicians were inspired to create the fund when Barbara Stoll, a mentor to both men, was named chair of Emory’s Department of Pediatrics.

“Fellow education and participation within the department has always been a priority for Dr. Stoll and the dignity and respect with which she always treated us left a very deep mark,” Suskin says.

This gift is part of Campaign Emory, a $1.6 billion fundraising endeavor that combines private support and the University’s people, places and programs to make a powerful contribution to the world.

Investments through Campaign Emory fuel efforts to address fundamental challenges: improving health, gaining ground in science and technology, resolving conflict, harnessing the power of the arts, and educating the heart and mind.