A Good Prognosis For Sports Medicine

Reinventing a program through a $20 million gift
May 14, 2013

Sports medicine at Duke—a division of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery—will get a boost through a $20 million gift from Steven and Rebecca Jensen Scott. The gift will expand clinical and research program development, faculty recruitment and retention, and support for sports-medicine training, as well as providing support from the medical school. This is among several significant gifts for Duke Forward, the $3.25 billion fundraising campaign launched last September.

Sports medicine includes the Duke Sports Medicine Clinic, Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab, and the Duke Sports Performance Program.

Steven Scott H.S. ’78 completed internship and residency training at Duke University Medical Center; he is an assistant consulting professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the medical school. He is the retired chairman of the medical investment company Scott Holdings, LLC. A steering-committee member for Duke Forward, he is also on the planning committee for Duke Medicine’s $1.2 billion fundraising effort. Rebecca Scott, who earned an allied health certificate in nurse anaesthesiology from Duke in 1979, has served on the boards of several educational institutions.

The Scotts, who live in Boca Raton, Florida, have five children, including two who currently attend Duke’s medical school.