The UNM School of Medicine recently received a $5,000 gift from CIGNA HealthCare, parent company to Lovelace Health Systems. The donation will be used to help fund the Randolph V. Seligman, M.D., Endowment in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNM School of Medicine.

Randolph V. Seligman, M.D, is a professor emeritus at the UNM School of Medicine and was on the medical staff of Presbyterian Healthcare Services and St. Joseph Healthcare. Seligman delivered approximately 10,000 babies before his retirement in 1996. He also delivered the first baby at UNM Hospital in 1954.

"I'm pleased to make this contribution on behalf of CIGNA HealthCare to support women's health research at UNM School of Medicine," said Martin Hickey, M.D., Lovelace CEO.

Once fully endowed, the funds will provide support for research in women's healthcare conducted by medical students, residents and fellows pursuing careers in obstetrics and gynecology. William Rayburn, M.D., chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNM School of Medicine, will oversee the distribution of funds to the physician students.
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