for Healthcare Education
at Miami University
Carman Bahr, MD
It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of Dr. Carman Bahr, distinguished alumna of Miami University, on July 7, 2008.
Dr. Bahr was born in Middletown, Ohio, and graduated from Miami University. She went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Medicine. After her graduation from medical school in 1956, Dr. Bahr moved to Oklahoma where she practiced internal medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City, specializing in diabetes and endocrinology.
Dr. Bahr helped invent the first device that allowed diabetics to dispense insulin without medical assistance. Dr. Bahr was herself diabetic, and in 1993, she received an award from Eli Lilly for having lived with diabetes for over 50 years.
Dr. Bahr's generous contribution to Miami University has made possible the creation and continued endowment of the Carman Bloedow Bahr M.D. Endowed Scholarship, a scholarship awarded annually to one or more undergraduates demonstrating academic merit and financial need and planning to attend medical school after graduation.
We at the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education are very grateful for Dr. Bahr's generosity to the University and for the opportunities that her support has provided and will continue to provide for our students. She will be missed.