In Memory

Dr. Richard "Buz" Cooper - Class Of 1954

An extensive article/obituary appeared in the Journal Sentinel which was updated online on January 24, 2016.

Here are the first few paragraphs.

Richard "Buz" Cooper, a Milwaukee native and physician who was dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin from 1985 to 1994 and a respected voice in health policy, died Jan. 15 in New York City from complications from pancreatic cancer.

Cooper, who was 79, is credited with having a key role in the Medical College's becoming a research institution.

"He demanded the best from others, and held himself to even higher standards," said T. Michael Bolger, president emeritus of the Medical College.


from Judith Baron:

Buz died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Jan 15, 2016.