Oct. 1, 1998
Vol. 18, No. 1

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    McNally honored with Culpeper scholarship

    Elizabeth McNally, Assistant Professor in Medicine, is one of four physicians nationwide to receive a 1998 Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Scholarship in Medical Science. McNally will receive $100,000 a year for up to three years to fund her research in the inherited nature of human disease.

    The Culpeper awards are designed to provide significant support to young physicians of high potential achievement who are committed to careers in academic medicine.

    The recipients are selected from a competitive field of applicants nominated by their respective medical schools.

    As a Charles E. Culpeper Medical Scholar, McNally will study the inherited nature of human disease. Her research identifies defective genes that lead to congestive heart failure and muscle weakness.

    The Charles E. Culpeper Foundation is a private charitable foundation established under the will of Charles E. Culpeper, a pioneer in the bottling and marketing of Coca-Cola.

    In recent years, the foundation has dispensed more than $7 million a year to activities in health, education, the arts and culture, and the administration of justice.