Yesterday, we lost a loved and respected member of the anatomy lab, and the AUC community. Jack van Dijk had been struggling with pancreatic cancer the past few months and passed away on Sunday morning. Most of my class and I who took anatomy in September 2009 (and all the classes before) knew Jack, as he ran the lab and upheld the highest of professionalism and responsibility. The lab hasn’t been the same without him. In his honor, our Anatomy Lab will be renamed the Jack van Dijk Lab, and a plaque will be made.
Goodbye Jack. You will be missed.
If you are around after final exams tomorrow, please come to the memorial service for Jack at 1:30pm in the Rotunda.
The anatomy program has created a Jack Van Dijk Award for the TA who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, and didactic skills for the semester. Congratulations to Prasanth Ravipati and George Soliman for being the first recipients for this award.