Friday, December 24, 2010

Edward Merrin's Contribution to Medicine

New York University School of Medicine.
With previous givings to the institution, Edward Merrin will be honored after the first of the year, 2011, for the gift of a chair in medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The recipient of the chair will be announced shortly, and Edward Merrin feels sure that the recipient will be a doctor of renown and "will improve the world".

With a cost of a few million dollars, the chair in medicine will allow the recipient, and all future recipients of it, to have their salaries, secretary, traveling, and other professional necessities paid for. The hospital will use the money in Mr. Merrin's endowment to pay these each year.

The previous Merrin-aided program at the NYULMC was successful, and continues to function today:
In 2003, with generous support from the Merrin Family, we designed, implemented and evaluated a theory-based faculty development program ...  to improve the proficiency and quality of bedside teaching in the Department of Medicine/Division of General Internal Medicine. Our intent was and remains, providing patient centered, compassionate care for every patient. This program is led by Drs. Adina Kalet and Mitchell Charap.

In 2006, we initiated the next phase of our program, the two-year Merrin Master Clinician Fellowship Program.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Merrin Gallery & Ancient Art

A presentation of ancient works featured at The Merrin Gallery in New York City:



Tufts University Fund at Record-Low

Tufts College in 1853.
A recent article in the Boston Business Journal points out that benefactions like Edward Merrin have been significant to Tufts University this year, whose annual gift fund has hit a record-low:
Annual giving for the school fell 6.8 percent to just over $15.8 million in fiscal 2010, Tufts reported in its annual report.

“In spite of a significant drop in the size of the average gift, the alumni donor count grew by 12 percent and leadership donors were steady with fiscal year 2009,” Tufts said in the report.

Tufts said the highlight of the fundraising year was a pledge of $30 million from trustee emeritus Edward Merrin and his wife, Vivian.
Details about Edward Merrin's donation to Tufts were posted earlier, among more information about Edward's work with the Merrin Gallery as well as philanthropy and other pursuits.