Glen hodges, MD
supporting trainees in Microbiology and infectious Disease
Glenn hodges, MD, values the
importance of education, research
and knowledge sharing. after an
outstanding career in medicine, medical
microbiology and infectious disease, he
and his wife, Carolyn, began investing in
the future of the ohio state university.
“i feel extremely blessed for my
education,” says Dr. hodges. “i give
back not only because i am thankful,
but because it helps communities
support one another and prosper.”
During his ohio state residency, Dr.
hodges was awarded a fellowship by
the national institutes of health. this
opportunity allowed him to conduct
research on listeria, a food-borne
infection, and learn more about the field
of medical microbiology at ohio state
– sparking a career as an infectious
presenting research or just attending
professional meetings is beneficial to
trainees’ careers; however, infectious
disease trainees do not often receive
grants to help alleviate the costs. Dr.
hodges notes that the transportation,
hotel and food expenses can make it
difficult for trainees to afford to attend
Dr. hodges is addressing this need
and creating opportunities for current
and future trainees. he established
an endowment for students in the
Department of Microbial infection and
immunity and for trainees in the Division
of infectious Disease fellowship program
to fund trips to prominent meetings.
“i want to show my gratitude for my
successes by helping students,” says
Dr. hodges. “i chose an endowment so
that i could help many generations for
years to come.”
Dr. hodges learned how simple it is
to maximize the impact of his gift and
ensure funding for future students. By
naming ohio state as a beneficiary
of his retirement plan, he can retain
his assets during his lifetime and
avoid taxation upon his passing. Most
importantly, he is investing in the
success of future generations.
Dr. hodges notes how important
studies in infectious diseases are
to maintaining the quality of life we
have today. “we as americans have
the privilege of not having to worry
about measles, mumps, polio or other
childhood diseases,” he says.
“But not everyone is fortunate enough
to have access to vaccinations, or live
in a clean, sterile environment.”
By providing funding to infectious
disease and medical microbiology
trainees, Dr. hodges is investing in the
prevention and treatment of infectious
diseases all over the world. in addition,
he hopes to continue the research that
will educate the public on how fortunate
we are to live in an advanced nation
that provides us the health care we
need to stay healthy.
Dr. Hodges steers a course for student success.
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