Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund

Earlier this fall, our department lost a very talented, vivacious, and driven young physician, Dr. Amarachi Anukam, who suffered with sickle cell disease. After discussions with her parents, internal medicine residents and faculty, and our sickle cell care team, we are pleased to announce the newly established Amarachi Anukam Memorial Fund.

This memorial fund via the University of Iowa Center for Advancement will help support the emergent and continuing care needs of patients with sickle cell disease and their families, including transportation, educational materials, and other health care expenses. It will also be used to support education for resident, fellow, and faculty physicians related to sickle disease and its treatment.

We encourage you to consider supporting this important new development fund.  Individuals are welcome to give in the following ways:

  1. via check (payable to “UICA”) with a note that it should go to the Anukam fund
  2. online at this link
  3. via payroll deduction – forms are available in Dr. Suneja’s office, E323 GH.
  4. via stock or other appreciated asset (e.g. TIAA) – you may contact Alli Ingman directly to facilitate:

Alli Ingman – Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences Development
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement
One West Park Road
Iowa City, IA 52242
TEL: 319-467-3401
alli.ingman@foriowa.org

We thank you in advance for your generous support of this important work, in memory of one of our cherished house officers.

Sincerely,

Manish Suneja, MD
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine – Nephrology

Dale Abel, MD, PhD
François M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine
John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research
Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine
Director: Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering

Mark C. Wilson, MD, MPH
Associate Dean & Associate Hospital Director for GME
Associate Director, Residency Program
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine – General Internal Medicine

About E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

E. Dale Abel, MD PhD Francois M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine John B. Stokes III Chair in Diabetes Research Chair, Department of Internal Medicine Director, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Director, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering

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