The UNM School of Medicine recently received a $25,000 gift from St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation. 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 St. Joseph Healthcare and Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Seligman delivered approximately 10,000 babies before his retirement in 1996. He also delivered the first baby at University Hospital in 1954.

"We are pleased to support the Randolph V. Seligman, M.D., Endowment in recognition of his contributions made to the St. Joseph Healthcare System and the community," said Arthur T. Dunn, interim president and CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare. "Dr. Seligman's legacy in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology continues at our maternal and child care unit at our Northeast Heights Hospital Women's Center. We will continue to work with the UNM School of Medicine to invest in research that will pioneer more advances in obstetrics and gynecology for the New Mexico community."

Once fully endowed, the funds will provide support for research in women's health care 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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