Francis Kim MD appointed as the first Kenneth H. Cooper MD Endowed Professor in Cardiology

As noted December 1, 2008 in DOM Week:

“Dr. Kim is associate professor of medicine at Harborview Medical Center. A graduate  of UC Berkeley and the UCSF School of Medicine, he came to the Department in 1992 for medicine residency and a fellowship in cardiology before joining the faculty. In 2006 he was appointed a Philip and Helen Fialkow Scholar. He currently investigates impairment of endothelial nitric oxide production in diabetes/obesity and the effects of air pollution  on vascular inflammation. The professorship was created with a gift from Kenneth Cooper to support development of resources for preventive medicine within thedivision. Dr. Cooper is an international leader in physical fitness and preventive medicine who developed  the standard 12-minute fitness test and wrote the renowned1968 book Aerobics. He began his career as an intern at Harborview Medical Center and later became a physician in the Air Force and with NASA.”