Medical Scholarship and Fellowship Fund Created
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, greets President
John DiBiaggio, as Mrs. Nancy DiBiaggio and Senior Vice President
Dr. Thomas W. Murnane, look on.
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, hosted a black-tie dinner
on May 9 to celebrate the establishment of a new scholarship and
fellowship fund for medical students and medical researchers.
The memorable evening at St. James Palace in London marked the
creation of the Alexander Papamarkou/ Prince of Wales Medical Scholarship
and Fellowship Fund, which will provide financial support for graduate
medical students and researchers from both the United States and
the United Kingdom who wish to pursue studies at Tufts School of
Medicine and its affiliated Boston hospitals. The Prince of Wales
was a dear friend of Alexander Papamarkou and the Prince of Wales
Foundation made a generous contribution to the creation of the fund.
The Foundation in the United States advances health care, aids disadvantaged
young people and supports educational initiatives.
"The Papamarkou Fund stands as a significant tribute to the
scientific and humanitarian contribution of both men," said
John Harrington, Dean of the Medical School. "We are honored
to have this opportunity to assist highly promising young medical
doctors and researchers to advance 21st medicine."
The 60 distinguished guests included King Constantinos and Queen
Anne-Marie of Greece. Trustee Michael Jaharis, chair of the Medical/Sackler
Board of Overseers and a close personal friend of Papamarkou, Papamarkou's
sister, Lisa Papamarkou Jewell, and her husband, Keith, were instrumental
in raising $1 million to establish the fund in Papamarkou's memory.
Papamarkou was an investment banker who was generous in his support
of the arts, education and medicine. Just prior to his death, he
endowed the Plutarch Papamarkou Chair of Microbiology and Infectious
Disease at Rockefeller University, in honor of his father, a distinguished
Greek physician and surgeon. His philanthropy also includes the
Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Education at the Library of Congress
in honor of his grandfather, a prominent Greek educator, as well
as the Central Park Conservancy and an endowment of the New York
Philharmonic in memory of his mother.