Losses

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

John F. Cooper, FE’88, died March 4. He was 61. Dr. Cooper is survived by his wife, Carol Challas; children Rebecca Tharp, Daniel Gimm, Rachel Heyne, Tom Gimm, Daniel Cooper, Jack Gimm, and Benjamin Cooper. A. Willard Emch, MD, HO … Continued

Class Notes

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

1970s Ralph E. Wesley, MD’72, HS’73, was honored by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the annual Ralph E. Wesley, MD Leadership Lecture. In 1979, Wesley was the founding director of the Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery division … Continued

Research Round-up

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Probing DNA damage repair Cells missing the protein HMCES are hypersensitive to DNA-damaging agents that cause a common type of DNA lesion — an “abasic” site. But the agents also generate other types of lesions associated with mutations and cell … Continued

Q + A: Kianna Jackson, MD’20

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Kianna Jackson, MD’20, recipient of the 1965 School of Medicine Class Scholarship and the Darline & Robert Raskind Scholarships, was the Founders Medalist for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine class of 2020, bestowed to the student graduating with first … Continued

Rachel Apple, MD’12

From the Fall 2020 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Served as a chair and president of the Wellness Committee in medical school, started “PGY-Mom” at VUMC to support the unique needs of resident physician moms and founded Vanderbilt Physician Parent Group “Wellness has been important to me throughout my … Continued