J. Ned and Mary Dunlap Smith Student Aid Award
The J. Ned and Mary Dunlap Smith Student Aid Fund was created through The University of Iowa Foundation in 1993 to benefit students to the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, particularly those from rural Iowa.
A native of Iowa City, J. Ned Smith completed the navy’s pre-medical program at DePauw University and enrolled at The University of Iowa where he received undergraduate and medical degrees in 1949. One year later, Dr. Smith married Mary Frances Dunlap, also a native of Iowa City. Mary Frances Dunlap is also a UI grad, earning a B.A. degree in sociology in 1949.
Following an internship in Chicago and two years of military service during the Korean Conflict, Dr. Smith returned to Iowa City to complete a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After this residency and further training at the Ford Hospital in Detroit, the Smiths moved to Columbia, Missouri, where Dr. Smith served on the faculty of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and on the staff of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri Hospitals for 36 years. In addition to his distinguished teaching and clinical career, Dr. Smith was the author of a textbook on The Essentials of Gastroenterology. He retired in 1989.
Mary Dunlap Smith lives in Columbia, Missouri, and continued her generous sponsorship of the J. Ned and Mary Dunlap Smith Fund for several years since Dr. Smith’s death in 1996. She donated a beautiful old house on Bowery Street in Iowa City, which had belonged to her husband’s parents, to the UI Foundation. Proceeds from the sale of the house were divided between the UI fund and a similar fund they had established at the University of Missouri-Columbia, ensuring that Dr J. Ned and Mary Dunlap Smith will continue to be recognized as caring ad committed benefactors of their native and adopted communities.
Congratulations on receiving the J. Ned and Mary Dunlap Smith Student Aid Award