Captain David Brown Aerospace and Medical Research Fund
The Captain David Brown Aerospace and Medical Research Fund was established in memory of Captain David Brown by his friends and family.
Brown lived life to the fullest: he was a high school athlete, a NCAA college gymnast, medical doctor, Navy flight surgeon and jet pilot, videographer and astronaut. After graduating from EVMS (Class of 1982), he completed his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina and went on to join the Navy. He served as a flight surgeon on two different tours aboard the USS Independence and the USS Carl Vinson.
During his tour on the USS Carl Vinson, Brown created a training film for cold weather flight operations that earned him the Navy flight surgeon of the year award. McGraw-Hill used his video clips of carrier operations for a video called “Flight Deck”, earning Brown his first professional credit as a cameraman. While serving in the Navy, he accumulated over 2,700 hours in high-performance jets.
In 1996 Brown was selected as one of 44 to join the ranks as an astronaut. Tragically, Brown was one of the seven astronauts who died in the space shuttle Columbia accident on February 1, 2003.
As a fitting tribute to his life and career, the Captain David Brown collection is on display at EVMS in the Brickell Atrium.
Recipient of the Captain David Brown Aerospace and Medical Research Fund will be:
- A first year medical student enrolled at EVMS who has an interest in aerospace medicine or explorative medical research.
- Recipients of this scholarship will continue to be awarded the fund in the subsequent three years, as long as he or she maintains good academic standing and enrollment at EVMS.
- Along with the EVMS Financial Aid & Scholarship Application, please submit a 250 to 500 word narrative describing your interest in aerospace medicine or explorative medical research.