Community Service

Physicians Serving the Community

2016 Scholarship Recipient

Lauren Elizabeth Moore

2016 Community Service Gift

The Medical Society’s 2016 Community Service Gift was awarded to She ROCKS!  She ROCKS!, Inc. was formed in May 2014 with the intention of raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Research and providing local support to those affected by all cancers.  Begun in Wilmington, NC, She ROCKS! exists to bring awareness and attention to ovarian cancer through funding groundbreaking research, and by helping women who are undergoing treatment for cancer.  The organization is committed to these pursuits and uses every penny that it receives toward their stated goals.

Annual Athletic Physical Screenings for New Hanover County Public and Private School Athletes & Cheerleaders

Since 1973, New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society physicians have donated their time to provide free athletic screenings to thousands of local student athletes.

New Hanover Community Health Center

The membership physicians helped to establish this community health center provides much needed low cost health care to New Hanover County.

Tileston Outreach Clinic Physician Volunteers

These physician volunteers welcome the opportunity to provide free health care weekly to this downtown outreach clinic.

UNCW Premedical Scholarship and Endowment

Since 1989 the medical society has awarded an annual premedical scholarship to a UNCW Student. Recent Recipients: Andreas Wolfgang Linke, 2004; Monica L. Lassiter and Joseph Shane Martin, 2005 Co-Recipients; Laurie Bernice Meyer, 2006; Jacob Andrew Frady, 2007; Anton Travis Manasco, 2008; Ivan Alexander Alger, 2009; Colin Francis Nolan, 2010; Olga Anatolyevna Pylaeva, 2011; Danielle Lee Koch, 2012; Sophia Aravidis, 2013; Bennett William Mack, 2014. Elexis Monroe Hollingsworth, 2015.

Donations

Wounded Warrior Project (2012), UNCW History Department’s Division of Jewish Studies (2012), Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD Leadership College Endowment (2012), Miracle Field (2011), Taylor Lammert’s Eagle Scout project of refurbishing the cemetery in which NC’s first known black physician with an MD Degree, Dr. James Francis Shober (1853-1889), is buried (2008), NHC Ability Garden, Donation to Step Up for Soldiers (2015), Carousel Center, Safe Haven of Pender, Inc., a Domestic Violence Shelter, Pender County Health Department Foundation (2005),  Tileston Outreach Clinic (2006), Lower Cape Fear Literacy Council (2012), Domestic Violence Shelter and Services (2013) 2013:  Wilmington Police Department’s U-Turn Program 2014

 

Other Projects and In-Kind Help

Committees on Aging, Health Care Acces, Help with Public School’s Human Growth and Development Classes (Ongoing), Donation of 6 CPR Mannequins/12 Tee Shirts to Public Schools (1999), Radio PSA on Importance of Immunization Against Influenza 2013: Health Articles in all four StarNews Health and Medical Supplements 2014:Health articles in all four StarNews Health and Medical Supplements 2015: Health articles in all twelve of the StarNews Health and Medical Supplements 2014: Radio PSAs on NSAID-induced Renal Failure 2014: Radio PSA announcing the opportunity for Free Athletic Screening Exams for athletes and cheerleaders

In 2007, began ongoing project to raise $50,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity House. (Raised $20,400 for Habitat in 2007. Up to $30,500 on December 31, 2008; Completed Funding + with $5,000 donation in December 2009; Physically Participated in Building the House, April-August 2010

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Physicians Serving in the Community

Annual Athletic Physical Screenings for New Hanover County Public and Private School Athletes & Cheerleaders (Numbers: 1076 in 2002; 1085 in 2003; 1076 in 2004; 847 in 2005; 945 in 2006; 878 in 2007; 873 in 2008; 768 in 2009; 646 in 2010; 580 in 2011; 601 in 2012; 631 in 2013) Note: Physical costing $40 x 700 children = $28,000 gift to community. Helped to establish New Hanover Community Health Center. Physicians Volunteer at The Tileston Outreach Clinic, weekly. Annual Health Hotline, a Call-In Television Show to answer viewers’ medical questions (01-12-05, 1024 calls; 01-25-06, 972 calls; 01-25-07, 574 Calls; 01-30-08, 627 Calls; 01-27-09, 586 Calls; 01-28-10, 446 calls; 01-25-11, 536 Calls; Not held in 2012 and 2013 due to difficulties beyond our control. However we hope to offer Hotline in 2014.) Annual Premedical Scholarship to UNCW Student Since 1989 Recent Recipients: Andreas Wolfgang Linke, 2004; Monica L. Lassiter and Joseph Shane Martin, 2005 Co-Recipients; Laurie Bernice Meyer, 2006; Jacob Andrew Frady, 2007; Anton Travis Manasco, 2008; Ivan Alexander Alger, 2009; Colin Francis Nolan, 2010; Olga Anatolyevna Pylaeva, 2011; Danielle Lee Koch, 2012; Sophia Aravidis, 2013; Bennett William Mack, 2014. Made additional contributions to endowed Scholarship in amount of $925 in 2008; $200 in 2009; $1,175 in 2010; $875 in 2011; $1,000 in 2012; $1,825.00 in 2013. Committees on Aging, Health Care Access, Communications, Health, Athletics A Mediation Committee to Receive Patients’ Complaints Speakers’ Bureau for Clubs, Churches, Media Interviews Resource of Society Office $100 Donation to Wounded Warrior Project (2012) $100 Donation to UNCW History Department’s Division of Jewish Studies (2012) $2500 Donation to Elizabeth P. Kanof, MD Leadership College Endowment (2012) Help with Public School’s Human Growth and Development Classes (Ongoing) $1,000 Donation to Miracle Field (2011) Donated $200 to Taylor Lammert’s Eagle Scout project of refurbishing the cemetery in which NC’s first known black physician with an MD Degree, Dr. James Francis Shober (1853-1889), is buried. (Dr. Shober was born in Salem, NC but practiced, exclusively, in NC’s then most populous city, Wilmington.) (2008) Donation of 6 CPR Mannequins/12 Tee Shirts to Public Schools (1999) Radio PSA Encouraging Parents to Spend Time with Their Children Provision of an adjustable work table ($1,000 each) for NHC Ability Garden (Twice) Two-sided Mounting Ramp for Coastal Therapeutic Riding Program ($1,000) $1,000 Financial Support for the Carousel Center $1,000 Financial Support for Safe Haven of Pender, Inc., a Domestic Violence Shelter $1,000 Donation to Pender County Health Department Foundation (2005) $1,000 Donation to Tileston Outreach Clinic (2006) $1,000 Donation to Lower Cape Fear Literacy Council (2012) $1,000 Donation to Domestic Violence Shelter and Services (2013) 2013: Radio PSA on Importance of Immunization Against Influenza 2013: Health Articles in all four StarNews Health and Medical Supplements In 2007, began ongoing project to raise $50,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity House. (Raised $20,400 for Habitat in 2007. Up to $30,500 on December 31, 2008; Completed Funding + with $5,000 donation in December 2009; Physically Participated in Building the House, April-August 2010. House dedicated August 15, 2010.) Other Past Activities: Mini-Internship, Health Fair, Benefit Basketball Game, Newspaper Columns: “Physician on Call” and “Ask a Doctor”, Twice, Monthly.

New Hanover County (Wilmington) was birthplace and home to the well-known physician and botanist who founded the North Carolina State Board of Health and The North Carolina Medical Journal: Dr. Thomas Fanning Wood (1841-1892).