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1970s - Smith

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Spring


Tom Smith, M.D. ’79, and Joann Bodurtha, M.D. ’79 (married in 1982), report that their daughter Anna has enrolled in Yale College in the Class of 2010. The Thomas Palliative Care Program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), which Smith directs, won the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life award for the best palliative care program in 2005 and the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care’s University Award for the best academic program in 2006. Smith is a professor of medicine at the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. Bodurtha is professor of human genetics, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology at VCU, and has been named interim chair of the Department of Human Genetics. Both have active RO1-funded research programs as well as busy clinical practices—important now that they are empty nesters.