Established in 2006

Dr. John E. Chapman served Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine for more than a quarter of a century. During his career, which culminated as dean of the school, Dr. Chapman’s priority was the students. He focused on students individually, and he championed their access to faculty as a means to improving the quality of the education those students received, earning him the distinctive title: “Dean of Deans.” Dr. Chapman and his wife, Judy Jean, planned this Fund together before his death. Their goal: to benefit medical schools teaching as Dr. Chapman always did, helping well-rounded, deserving students attend schools which make them a priority, treat students as individuals and valued colleagues, and emphasize quality education.