UMKC gets $500K Gift From Late Student's Family

8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 21 2011 Feb 21, 2011 Monday, February 21, 2011 9:29:06 PM CST February 21, 2011 in Continuous News
Source: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - The medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus has received a $500,000 gift to increase its focus on patient safety.The school says in a news release that the gift comes from the family of Vijay Babu Rayudu. He was a UMKC medical student who died in July 2007.

His parents, Rao and Subbulaxmi Rayudu, are both physicians in the Memphis, Tennessee area. The couple has another son who is a doctor and a daughter who is a student at the UMKC School of Medicine.

The release says the family believes that establishing an Endowed Chair in Patient Safety makes a contribution to medicine that their son will not be able to provide directly.

 

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