UI Carver College of Medicine student receives Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship awarded

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine first-year medical student, Isaiah Reeves, is being recognized as a winner of the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program for his academic excellence in pursuing a higher education and sharing his inspiring story of living with hemophilia.

As a medical student, Reeves is using his experience of living with hemophilia to help others. Through volunteering at camps for patients with bleeding disorders and attending advocacy events, Reeves became interested in improving the lives of children and adults with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

Reeves began his first year of medical school this fall at the UI Carver College of Medicine with the hopes of becoming a pediatric hematologist/oncologist.

Established in 1997, the Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program is part of Pfizer’s ongoing commitment to support patients, parents, and advocates, while providing care for people diagnosed with hemophilia. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Pfizer awarded five $4,000 graduate scholarships and 10 $2,500 undergraduate college scholarships

Story Source: UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2016