Scholarship fund honors alumnus

Boston Scientific, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices, established in February a $1.7 million scholarship endowment for the School of Medicine. The Donald S. Baim, M.D. ’75, Scholarship Fund will honor the late cardiology pioneer who served as Boston Scientific’s chief medical and scientific officer from 2006 until his death in 2009.

A Donald S. Baim Scholarship will be awarded annually, beginning in August 2011, to a first-year student to cover half of tuition for all four years of medical school. The School of Medicine will seek candidates based on financial need and demonstration of the intellectual and clinical excellence that Baim’s career exemplified.

Baim had been an expert in interventional cardiology during his 25 years at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before joining Boston Scientific.