Weigand Family establishes endowed fund to enhance biomedical sciences

July 1, 2019

Dr. Dennis and Janet Weigand of Edmond recently established the Weigand Biomedical Science Fund at Northwestern Oklahoma State University to provide funding for equipment, training and faculty development.

Weigand graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northwestern in 1960 and a year later married Janet White, formerly of Alva. In 1963, Weigand earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma.

After interning in Wichita, Kansas, he was a resident in dermatology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for three years before serving as a major in the United States Army until 1970. Weigand has contributed to many professional journals, taught at the University of Oklahoma, and been a member of many medical and dermatological societies. Weigand was a diplomat on the American Board of Dermatopathology and the American Board of Dermatology.

Weigand has spent much of his practice time in service to the public. He has been honored by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oklahoma City, recognized on the Healthgrades Honor Roll, and holds the position of professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma.

The Weigand Biomedical Science Fund exists to elevate biomedical science pedagogy within the Department of Natural Science at Northwestern.

“The purpose is to enhance the teaching of science, specifically biomedical sciences,” said Weigand about the fund. “As a retired physician, I hope this fund will help inspire students to become doctors, whether in practice, research or both.”

“The Weigands are passionate and committed to students and health care,” said Skeeter Bird, CEO, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association. “They have chosen a great place to invest with Northwestern’s natural science program. Because Northwestern prepares so many students for different careers in health care, we cannot imagine a better place for them to impact our community and the state’s future with this generous endowment.”

For more information on the Weigand Biomedical Science Fund or about investing in Northwestern students, contact Skeeter Bird, at 580-327-8593 or at aebird@nwosu.edu.

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