Paul E. Strandjord Endowed Scholarship in Medical Technology
In creating the Paul E. Strandjord Endowed Scholarship in Medical Technology, emeritus faculty member Kathleen J. Clayson honored her long-time colleague and friend, Paul E. Strandjord, M.D., M.A. Dr. Strandjord was born in Minneapolis, Minn., earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota, served as an officer aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bataan during the Korean War, subsequently attended Stanford University Medical School, and completed residency training in internal medicine at UM. Then a faculty member at UM, Dr. Strandjord was invited to join the UW School of Medicine faculty as professor and chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. During that time, Miss Clayson worked with him to strengthen departmental operations and support students, faculty, and staff. This fund, created to provide scholarships for B.S. students in the Medical Technology Program in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, will also serve as a testament to Dr. Strandjord’s dynamic leadership and his mentorship of young students and trainees. Ms. Clayson passed away in 2008.