Fall 2013

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Dr. F. Daniel Duffy has devoted his career to education and the medical profession. So friends, colleagues and former students wanted to find something fitting as a gift to mark his return to teaching after serving as dean of the OU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. The result was the Daniel Duffy Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded to a full-time student in the School of Community Medicine.

Matt McCoy, 2003 BBA and president of the OU Alumni Club of Tulsa, spearheaded the fundraising effort, a grassroots campaign of phone calls and letter writing to former students and colleagues. In addition, the Alumni Association office on the Norman campus will match the amount of each scholarship in the form of a tuition waiver for the recipient.

“We wanted to do something that would reflect the impact Dr. Duffy has had on so many people for so long,” said McCoy. “The majority of doctors in this state are OU medical graduates, so most doctors here have been under his tutelage. Now the scholarship will continue his legacy.”

Duffy recently served as senior associate dean for academics at the OU School of Community Medicine. He was instrumental in the development of the school at OU, serving on the strategic planning committee since inception. He also developed the Summer Institute for Understanding Community Medicine; a faculty academy for developing faculty in community medicine; and a student academy which teaches third-year students the skills needed to provide longitudinal care to underserved patients suffering with chronic illness. He also teaches in the Bedlam Longitudinal Clinic and volunteers as an internist in Bedlam Evening.

Dr. Duffy served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1977 to 1996. He was honored with the Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award and many other awards from students and residents for excellence in teaching.