The Randolph J. Lipchik, MD Endowed Education Fund
In May 2006, the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine received a letter from an anonymous source praising MCW faculty member Randolph Lipchik, MD, for the care he provided to her dying father. Included with the letter was a check for $10,000 and a request to use the money to “mold and educate fellows, so that they develop into competent, compassionate and humane physicians like Dr. Lipchik.”
Shortly after receiving the donation, the division decided to use it to establish The Randolph J. Lipchik, MD Endowed Education Fund for the purpose of training and educating Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine fellows. The fund provides the opportunity for the division to continue to build on the principal funds through additional contributions, while utilizing the interest from these funds for the purpose of educating and training their current fellows including, but not limited to funding attendance at conferences and educational meetings.
Upon creation of the endowment, many faculty members also decided to make donations, including some in lump sum payments and others who have donated over time through payroll deduction. In addition, the division launched a campaign to solicit additional monies. If you would like to make a contribution please see our Giving page.
The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Sleep Medicine is a nationally recognized program, which provides the highest quality clinical care, trains physicians for practice and academics and attracts top medical students into the fellowship. The division has already trained almost 100 fellows who have gone on to become very successful clinicians, educators, researchers and administrators.