Paul E. and Margaret T. Strandjord Endowed Scholarship in Medical Technology
This scholarship was established by Margaret T. Strandjord in memory of her husband, Dr. Paul E. Strandjord, the founding chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The Strandjords shared the vision of a strong, collegial department, one that trained and supported students pursuing careers in medical technology. During Dr. Strandjord’s 25 years of leadership, the clinical laboratories at UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center grew to encompass a broad spectrum of laboratory specialties and to provide leading-edge clinical laboratory science and services for patients. In addition, Dr. Strandjord was keenly interested in providing educational opportunities for young people, and he and his colleagues developed nationally recognized programs in laboratory medicine, ranging from the undergraduate to postgraduate levels. Among his achievements were the strengthening and expansion of the department’s Medical Technology Program and the development of a departmental culture that promoted collegiality and regard for all students, faculty, and staff members.
With the creation of the Paul E. and Margaret T. Strandjord Endowed Scholarship in Medical Technology, Dr. and Mrs. Strandjord will leave another legacy to the Department of Laboratory Medicine — a stable source of scholarship funding for Medical Technology Program students. Dr. Strandjord passed away in 2001; Mrs. Strandjord passed away in 2007.