James Watts, a first-year student in the Columbia-Bassett program, died March 1, 2013, in an accident while mountain climbing in New Hampshire during spring break.
Lisa Mellman, M.D., senior associate dean for student affairs, and Ron Drusin, M.D., vice dean for education, informed P&S students and faculty of Mr. Watts' death. "With the death of James, known as Jimmy by friends on campus, we grieve the loss of a valued member of our community. Jimmy was a talented student, committed to the care of patients in medically underserved areas. He and his wife shared a love of the outdoors and were active members of their church community."
Survivors include his wife, Cassidy, his parents, James and Rosana Watts of Boise, Idaho, and a sister, Xochitl Watts.
Read more in a Columbia Daily Spectator article.