In 2015, Bob created the Willumstad Endowed Health Innovation Fund to give early-career physician scientists funding targeted for innovative, technologically based research. While these outstanding doctors will continue to treat patients, the Willumstad Fund gives them time to use their intellect and creativity to conduct research that will shape the future of medicine.
Their goal is to further the Center for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research’s (CHIOR) efforts to improve outcomes, safety, efficiencies and the patient experience.
“Their research endeavors will ultimately pay enormous dividends toward the health and wellness of our community,” said Bob Willumstad. “These brilliant and energetic investigators are tomorrow’s healthcare leaders.”