Mariann Blum is part of a remarkable legacy. From the moment UTMB began offering degree programs in the biomedical sciences in 1952, the school has been dedicated to preparing men and women for the challenge of scientific research. In those five and a half decades, more than 1,200 graduates have passed through the doors of our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, populating the international scientific community—from private industry to government to academia.
A 1982 UTMB biochemistry graduate, Dr. Blum became one of the luminaries in the international scientific community, pursuing pioneering work in neurological regeneration. She leaves behind a vital legacy: more than 60 scientific papers under her name, more than a dozen postdoctoral fellows trained under her tutelage and a vigorous record of extramural grant support. Throughout her life, she dedicated her career to a powerful proposition: that biomedical science is the foundation on which rests advances in human health.
Above all, she was driven by the desire to help others, to find new ways to combat neurodegenerative diseases. UTMB is proud to be able to call her one of our alumni.
Through the Mariann Blum, Ph.D. Presidential Scholarship Endowment, we’re inviting Dr. Blum’s family and friends to make the kind of philanthropic commitments that honor her life and ensure that her legacy lives on. Contributions can establish one of UTMB’s centerpiece endowments: a presidential scholarship. For years to come, the Mariann Blum, Ph.D. Presidential Scholarship will serve an important goal— providing the kind of support vital to our efforts to train future generations of biomedical research pioneers.
For the students aspiring to join the ranks of our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, scholarships can be summed up in one word: opportunity. These special awards recognize the academic achievement of some of our most talented students and provide a critical leverage for recruitment. We invite and encourage your participation and recognition of Dr. Blum.
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