John Cooke - Retires

John Cooke - Anatomist · Teacher · Mentor · Friend - Retires

John CookeProfessor John Cooke, PhD retired this year after 37 years teaching at UMMS. Dr. Cooke was Course Director for Anatomy for the first year medical school class. He also taught histology and did research during his tenure here. On May 21 Dr. Cooke's friends, colleagues and students gathered to pay tribute to his skills as a teacher, anatomist, mentor and friend.  

 

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Susan Gagliardi, PhD, colleague and friend, was mistress of ceremonies. Dr. Melissa Fischer was one of ten speakers for the occasion. 
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Pat and John Cooke listen to the presentations.  Students, faculty and staff were present to honor John Cooke.
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A UMMS Chair was presented by Dean Flotte, Chancellor Collins and Department Chair Jeanne Lawrence.  Shirwin Pockwinse and April Mason-Savas, long time colleagues, congratulate John.