Introducing the Dr. Kent Reifschneider Scholarship for Pediatric Medicine: A Beacon of Hope for Future Healthcare Leaders

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Kent Reifschneider, a renowned advocate and distinguished medical professional, is proud to announce the establishment of the Dr. Kent Reifschneider Scholarship for Pediatric Medicine. With a singular vision of nurturing aspiring healthcare professionals, this prestigious scholarship aims to support individuals dedicated to advancing pediatric healthcare.

Under the guidance of Dr. Kent Reifschneider, often considered a Key Opinion Leader in the field of pediatric endocrinology, this scholarship stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to education, research, and patient care. The scholarship, offered through the esteemed platform of, seeks to empower future leaders in pediatric medicine to make a profound impact in their communities.

The Dr. Kent Reifschneider Scholarship for Pediatric Medicine offers a one-time award of $1,000, providing crucial financial assistance to deserving students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies in healthcare, medicine, or related fields with a focus on pediatric medicine.

Applicants for this esteemed scholarship must meet rigorous criteria, including academic enrollment in accredited programs, a demonstrated passion for pediatric healthcare, outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements, and compelling letters of recommendation. The application process includes the submission of an original essay detailing the applicant's motivation for pursuing a career in pediatric medicine and their vision for the future of pediatric healthcare.

Dr. Kent Reifschneider emphasizes the importance of nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals, stating, "It is imperative that we support and inspire aspiring individuals who are committed to making a difference in pediatric medicine. Through this scholarship, we aim to provide encouragement and financial assistance to those who share our passion for improving the lives of children."

The deadline for applications for the Dr. Kent Reifschneider Scholarship for Pediatric Medicine is January 15, 2025. The winner will be announced on February 15, 2025, following a rigorous evaluation process by the selection committee.

About Dr. Kent Reifschneider:

Meet Dr. Kent Reifschneider, a dedicated advocate and esteemed medical professional committed to raising awareness and improving the lives of individuals affected by Growth Disorders and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Born on January 21, 1973, in Norwalk, Connecticut, Dr. Reifschneider has devoted his career to pediatric endocrinology, contributing significantly to education, research, and patient care.

With a Doctor of Medicine degree from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and a Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Reifschneider possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience. He holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology with a licensed in Virginia and previously in South Carolina.

Beyond his medical expertise, Dr. Kent Reifschneider is an active member of esteemed medical societies, including the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Endocrine Society. His leadership roles, such as serving as the Chair of the Nutrition Sub-Committee at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, as co-chair of Practice Management Committee for approximately 5 years, personally hosted sate-wide annual educational meeting for last 10 years among many other roles reflects his commitment to holistic patient care.

Dr. Kent Reifschneider's dedication extends to the community, where he contributed as an executive board member of the Human Growth Foundation for over 10 years and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). His involvement in organizing and presenting at medical conferences throughout the country almost monthly showcases his commitment to advancing knowledge and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration.

Explore Dr. Kent Reifschneider's multifaceted journey, from his academic achievements (research, teaching, publications) to his impactful roles in nutrition services and pediatric education. Join him on this noncommercial platform, where the focus is on raising Growth Disorders and TBI awareness, sharing insights, and fostering a supportive community for those affected by traumatic brain injuries.

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Spokesperson: Dr. Kent Reifschneider

Organization: Dr. Kent Reifschneider Scholarship