Tucker Collins, S. Burt Wolbach Professor of Pathology
at Harvard Medical School, died on June 8, 2007, after being diagnosed
with an aggressive brain tumor in January of 2007. A vascular pathologist
and noted researcher, Tucker was Associate Master of Peabody Society at
Harvard Medical School, and Pathologist-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital
Boston. He graduated from Amherst College and the University of Rochester
(MD and PhD), and trained in pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Tucker was a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Research and an Established Investigator
of the American Heart Association, as well as a past president of the
American Society for Investigative Pathology. He was a member of the faculty
of the Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard,
and mentored many graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows
in his laboratory.
Tucker also taught pathology to first- and second-year Harvard Medical
students since 1987, and was course director for the second-year pathology
course since 1999. He was nominated for the Faculty Award for Excellence
in Teaching in 1999 and 2000.
Tucker joined the staff of Children's Hospital Boston as
chairman in February 2001, and led Pathology through a period of unmatched
growth in its clinical services. He was also deeply committed to improving
the Pathology Department's Research Division, which he consolidated and
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