Lynn E. Copes named to the founding faculty
May 16, 2013 - Lynn E. Copes has been appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.
As an assistant professor of medical sciences, Copes will teach anatomy to students at Connecticut's newest medical school, which will welcome its first class of 60 students this August.
"I am thrilled to be a member of this team of dedicated educators," Copes said. "I am looking forward to the challenges and rewards of developing a medical school curriculum, and am particularly enthusiastic about the integrated nature of the Netter's school design."
Before coming to Quinnipiac, Copes was a lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Before that, she was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at George Washington University.
Copes holds a doctorate and a master's degree in anthropology from Arizona State University. She also holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Columbia University. She has researched cranial vault thickness in living primates and fossil human ancestors.
Dr. Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, said, "I am very pleased to have Lynn as a member of our faculty. Her training in physical anthropology will be invaluable for the teaching of functional human anatomy to our students, as well as students in the health sciences and nursing."
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is located in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac's North Haven Campus with the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences. The three schools will be united not only in the same state-of-the-art complex but by the same mission: to graduate medical and health care practitioners who will be the driving force for a more collaborative, economical and efficient health care system. With the addition of a medical school, Quinnipiac will be educating the triad responsible for primary care-the physician assistant, nurse practitioner and physician.
The medical school has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and approval from the state Board of Education. St. Vincent's Medical Center of Bridgeport has been named the medical school's primary clinical partner. The school is named for Dr. Frank H. Netter, a world-renowned medical illustrator whose drawings and atlases have educated medical students for decades.