Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students tried unsuccessfully to win back their title against a team of Carilion Clinic residents, attending physicians, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students in the fifth annual Docs for Morgan basketball challenge. This fundraiser supports the Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
“Each year, the teams get more competitive, in a friendly way,” says Tracey Criss, a psychiatrist and assistant dean for clinical science years 3 and 4 at the medical school, and organizer of the event. “It’s all for a good cause—to celebrate Morgan’s life and support her legacy.”
Harrington, who was a student at Virginia Tech, interned at the medical school the summer before she was tragically abducted and murdered in 2009. She is remembered for her kind heart, exuberant laugh, and can-do spirit.