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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Saba Masho

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:05:00 EDT

The Dr. Saba Masho Endowed Scholarship in Epidemiology was initiated in 2018 by a contribution from Dr. Abraham Teklu in loving memory of his wife, Saba W. Masho, MD, MPH, DrPH. Since then, interested friends, colleagues, and alumni have started making contributions toward the scholarship fund to provide substantial and meaningful support for PhD and MPH students. We encourage you to join in making contributions of any amount online as described below. The endowed scholarship honors the impact and legacy of Dr. Masho’s outstanding contributions to public health through her many years of dedicated teaching, mentoring, and research at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Dr. Masho photoDivision Chair, Professor, teacher, and mentor Dr. Saba Masho passed away on May 28, 2018, after a lengthy illness.  A vital member of the Division of Epidemiology (formerly known as the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health) since 2001, Dr. Masho served as an inspiration to countless faculty members, staff, and perhaps most importantly, graduate students.  As family, friends, and colleagues gathered to celebrate her life, it became evident how many lives she impacted in myriad ways. In addition to the importance and far-reaching significance of her work, her guidance, friendship, and kindness were particularly meaningful to all who crossed paths with her.

The endowed scholarship will be used initially to recognize doctoral students of epidemiology and will provide funding to present research at a refereed national conference or for professional development training. As resources allow, the scholarship will also support Master of Public Health students.

To give your gift, please visit the VCU School of Medicine donation website.  Click on the drop-down menu (that reads “Medicine Annual Fund”) and select “Search for other funds.”  Then enter “Masho” in the “Search for a fund” box that appears to identify the Dr. Saba Masho Endowed Scholarship in Epidemiology, and proceed to make your donation.


If you have any questions, please contact Dana Rajczewski ( or 804-628-0180).


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