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Fuentek Cosponsors Excellence Fund Scholarship for UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine Student

Technology Consulting Firm Supports Students Entering Medical Profession

(May 27, 2008)

APEX, N.C. – Laura A. Schoppe, president of Fuentek, LLC, has announced that the firm is cosponsoring a scholarship for a medical student at UNC-Chapel Hill through the Excellence Fund.  The Excellence Fund provides support for programs in UNC Hospitals and the School of Medicine through annual, unrestricted gifts from non-medical alumni.  These donations provide support for patient care, research and medical education.  Scholarships are typically awarded to first-year medical students, and recipients are determined based on their financial need.  The Excellence Fund scholarships can be used to recruit students entering medical school, and the scholarship recipient will be determined by the Admissions Office within the next month.

Fuentek is cosponsoring the scholarship for the 2008-2009 school year with Scintellix, LLC, an international network of biomedical technology consultants headquartered in Raleigh.  The Co-Founders’ Club, the annual recognition society of The Medical Foundation of NC, Inc. which honors individuals who have given $1,000 or more cumulatively to any area of UNC School of Medicine or UNC Hospitals, has recognized both Schoppe and Peter C. Johnson, president and CEO of Scintellix, as members for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

“We are pleased to support the education of a medical student through the Excellence Fund,” said Schoppe.  “Students entering the medical profession often graduate with an immense amount of debt and must enter into specialty fields to pay it off.  This scholarship gives them the opportunity to graduate debt-free and potentially enter into primary care, a field desperately needing additional help.”

"Scintellix is delighted to join Fuentek in the co-support of a medical student scholarship through the UNC Medical Excellence Fund,” said Johnson. “Our mutual interests in the understanding and support of medical and related technologies dovetail well with the support of the education of providers of care."

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  • Business Leader (Raleigh-Durham)
  • Carolina Business Connection
  • Carolina Newswire

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