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Former CVM Associate Professor
and Researcher Passes Away

Jeffrey Thomas Potts, PhD, a former associate professor in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Medical Sciences, passed away on Sept. 2, 2009, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Potts had been battling cancer for seven months. D. Potts is survived by his wife, Dr. Jessica Taylor-Potts, and his 8-month-old daughter, Nadia, of Weatherford, Texas. He is also survived by his parents, Thomas and Enid Potts of Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick; his sisters, Linda Curtis and her husband, Bill, of Lewiston, N.Y., and Catherine Potts and her partner, Brenda Hay, of Kingston, Ontario; nephew and niece, Alec and Lara Curtis; uncle Allan Slack, and wife, Gail, of Calgary, Alberta; aunt, Donna Slack of Swan River, Manitoba; and numerous cousins.

Dr. Potts graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, with a Bachelor of Physical Education degree. He earned a Master of Physical Education from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and a Doctor of Philosophy in physiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He held post doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., and UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His scientific research was conducted at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. At the time of his death, Dr. Potts was an associate professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

An educational fund has been established for his daughter, Nadia. Contributions may be sent to the “Nadia Potts Benefit Account” c/o Dr. Jessica Taylor-Potts, 619 Sandwood Court, Weatherford, TX 76085.

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