Kevin Mack memorial fund established

A memorial fund in honor of the late Kevin Mack has been established to benefit his husband and children.

Mack, 52, was an associate professor of psychiatry at UCSF and director of Educational Technology and Faculty Development in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program until his death in an accident over the summer.

Starting in 2000, first as director of curriculum development and then as director of educational technology and faculty development, Dr. Mack poured his energies into the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, a five-year MS/MD program in which students receive a cross-disciplinary medical education.

To the program, Mack brought a vision of a new curriculum — case-based learning in which students acquire medical knowledge and care of patients through a wide prism that included the patient’s own family, community, cultural, and social experience. It was a method of integrated, inquiry-driven learning that he had studied while in medical school and residency, and he guided it through its adoption by the program.

Donations to the Kevin Mack, MD, Memorial Fund can be made in person at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. More information is available by calling (415) 668-0077.