Bertram J. Hoffman Medical Student Award
Although a hospital stay can be stressful for many people, caring medical staff can help alleviate patients’ difficulties. When former UI Professor Adeline M. Hoffman was a patient at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, she received excellent care and attention. Her brother, Bertram J. Hoffman, was so impressed by the UIHC staff that he wanted to reciprocate in some way. He did so by establishing the Bertram J. Hoffman Medical Student Award Fund, which will help deserving students fulfill their goals of becoming physicians.
Born in Richmond Hill, New York, Adeline was a noted home economist. She received a diploma from Trenton State College in 1928, a B.S. degree from the University of Missouri in 1930, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1935, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1956.
Adeline specialized in textiles. She was a professor of textiles at Southern Illinois University from 1957 to 1961, and in 1962 she came to The University of Iowa, where she was a professor of home economics until 1976. She was a professor emeritus until her death in 1979.
A member of numerous professional and community organizations, Adeline received many awards for her achievements in the home economics field. She also contributed to books and journals, with a research emphasis on the clothing needs of the elderly. She would be proud to know that her award will help the elderly—and many others—receive skilled care from the doctors educated in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. College of Medicine, thanks to Bertram’s gift.
Congratulations on receiving the Bertram J. Hoffman Medical Student Award