Kinnaman Memorial Medical Student Scholarship
Joseph H. Kinnaman, born in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1900, was a fifth generation physician. His father, Clarence H. Kinnaman, M.D., and grandfather, Horace A. Kinnaman, M.D., both practiced in Iowa.
Joseph H. Kinnaman received his B.S. and M.D. degrees in 1925 from The University of Iowa and his masters degree in public health and preventative medicine from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospital. Dr. Kinnaman’s 44-year career as a public health physician included academic appointments at St. John’s University, Columbia University School of Administrative Medicine, and Adelphi University. He served as the commissioner of health in Nassau County, New York from 1944 to 1971.
Dr. Kinnaman was the first local health official to receive the Distinguished Service Award from New York State Department of Health. He received a fellowship at Adelphi University “in recognition of his contribution and selfless devotion to those principles which enhance the dignity of man.”
In 1971 following a distinguished career in medicine, Dr. Kinnaman retired to Greenville, North Carolina with his wife Eleanor. He died in 1979.
Dr. Joseph H. Kinnaman established the Kinnaman Memorial Medical Student Scholarship Fund through the University of Iowa Foundation in memory of his father and grandfather. The fund provides support for outstanding medical students from southeast Iowa.
Congratulations on receiving the Kinnaman Memorial Medical Student Scholarship