SIU Med School Announces God at the Speed of Light Scholarship

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November 6, 2013

SIU Med School Announces God at the Speed of Light Scholarship

Christa Harlin, a first year medical student, has received a monetary award from the God at the Speed of Light Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Harlin, the daughter Ken and Cardillia Harlin of Bolingbrook, is a graduate of Bolingbrook High School (2006) and the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology (2010).

The God at the Speed of Light Scholarship was established in 2004 by Dr. Thomas Lee Baumann of Birmingham, Ala., who is an SIU graduate from the Class of 1976. Baumann is a writer and author of “God at the Speed of Light, The Melding of Science and Spirituality,” a book about faith and science. Previously he was a practicing internal medicine physician in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

He and his wife, Dr. Brenda Morgan Baumann, a team physician for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an SIU School of Medicine graduate from the Class of 1976, met while in medical school. She is originally from Pickneyville. His parents, Dr. and Mrs. Milton Baumann, resided in Springfield for many years.

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Gifts support the growth of the School of Medicine through scholarships, education, patient care and research. Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217-545-2955 weekdays or www.siumed.edu/foundation.

Established in 1970, SIU School of Medicine’s mission is to assist the people of central and southern Illinois in meeting their health needs through education, patient care, research and community service. Its website is www.siumed.edu and its main number is 217-545-8000.

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