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DeKalb Medical Awards Employees, Teens and Volunteens with Scholarships

August 23, 2017

For Immediate Release  

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Angela Soyemi



DeKalb Medical Awards Employees, Teens and Volunteens with Scholarships 

Atlanta, GA -- Representing diverse roles and backgrounds, eleven scholarships were awarded during DeKalb Medical Foundation’s annual scholarship awards reception held on July 18.

The Audrey and Jack Morgan Foundation Scholarship was awarded to DeKalb Medical employees who want to pursue educational opportunities and  enhance their skills and contributions to the community.  The 2017 winners are: Melissa Waters, Outpatient Rehab Services/North Decatur, who will attend the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program and Videostroboscopy Certified Training Program; Shatavia Smith, Revenue Integrity/North Decatur, who will receive additional training at Chronicles Billing School;

Jodean LaPointe, Cancer Center Clinical Trials/North Decatur, who will attend the Chamberlain College of Nursing; and Bayyinah Muhammad, Obstetrics Education/North Decatur, who also will attend the Chamberlain College of Nursing. 

The Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarships were awarded to five high school seniors to help them pursue their dreams of serving in the healthcare field. The following students were presented with the scholarship: Sarah Perling, Dunwoody High School, who will attend Furman University; Asma Khimani, Parkview High School, who will attend Georgia State University; Isaiah Boyd, Union Grove High School, who will attend Kennesaw State University; Chandler Knight, North Paulding High School, who will attend the University of West Georgia; and Fahad Paryani, Lakeside High School, who will attend the University of California, Berkley. 

The DeKalb Medical Auxiliary Teen Scholarship was awarded to two rising college freshmen this year. The Volunteen program gives high school students an opportunity to test potential careers, gain experience that might help them get into the college of their choice and learn what it is like to work in a hospital setting. Members of the Volunteen program, Amirah Clarke, a graduate of South Gwinnett High School who will attend Agnes Scott College this fall, and Amayah Outlaw, who graduated from the DeKalb School of the Arts and will attend Valdosta State University.


About DeKalb Medical:

DeKalb Medical is a not-for-profit health system consisting of three hospital campuses (DeKalb Medical at North Decatur, DeKalb Medical Long-term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur, and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale), as well as 50 DeKalb Medical Physician Group offices and 158 multi-specialty providers in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. Its medical staff includes more than 800 doctors in 55 specialties. In 2017, Atlanta Magazine named 94 DeKalb Medical physicians as “Top Doctors.” 

Founded in 1961, DeKalb Medical is an integral member of the community, offering a variety of premier services, including joint replacement, surgical weight loss, mammography, cancer treatment, heartburn solutions, Georgia’s only certified medical fitness center and more. The Maternity Center is the first in Georgia to receive the international “Baby-Friendly” hospital designation. DeKalb Medical is also a certified Primary Stroke Center. To learn more about DeKalb Medical, please visit our website: www.dekalbmedical.org.