School of Podiatric Medicine establishes new scholarship

The Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center at the Barry University’s School of Podiatric Medicine is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg and Ruth M. Steinberg Scholarship for Research in Diabetic Limb Preservation.

The Steinberg family pledged $30,000 over five years, which will provide one annual $3,000 research scholarship to a qualified podiatric medical student at Barry. The faculty will choose the best publishable research paper in the area of diabetic limb preservation, and one $3,000 contribution that will be added to the Dr. Marvin and Ruth Endowed Scholarship.

This scholarship honors Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg and his wife Ruth M. Steinberg.

Steinberg is one of the early pioneers and leaders in the field of podiatric medicine. Throughout his distinguished career Steinberg’s influence and involvement in both podiatric practice and podiatric education earned him the name “Father of Modern Podiatric Medicine.”

Among Steinberg’s most significant accomplishments was the development of the art of podiatric injection therapy for the treatment of vascular diseases, warts, gout, and neuromas. Steinberg pioneered the plastic repair relaxation incisions for plantar foot surgery and established, and directed, the first podiatric hospital residency program in a Joint Commission accredited hospital in 1965. When he retired to South Florida, he became actively involved in the academic and clinical programs at Barry during the School of Podiatric Medicine’s beginnings.

Eighteen years ago, the Steinberg family and the Barry University Podiatric Alumni Chapter dedicated the Dr. Marvin D. and Ruth M. Steinberg Memorial Scholarship. This endowed scholarship has been assisting academically qualified and deserving students with their educational expenses at the school ever since.

“We are very thankful to the Steinberg family, including their son, Dr. Lloyd Steinberg, retired podiatric physician from Ocala, Florida; grandson, Dr. Paul Steinberg, podiatric practitioner at Steinberg Podiatry Associates in Ocala; grandson, Dr. John Steinberg, associate professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University School of Medicine; and granddaughter Lori Guerra of Ocala, for their care and concern for research on diabetic limb preservation and Barry podiatric medical students who will be conducting research on this vital  area of podiatric research,” said Dr. Jeffrey Jensen, dean and professor of podiatric medicine and surgery at Barry. “This contribution from the Steinberg family continues the legacies of Dr. Marvin and Ruth Steinberg and Dr. Paul and Dr. Margaret Brand, who also dedicated their lives to the care of others with diseases causing neuropathy and amputation risk.”

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