Constantin Cope, Radiology
Eugene Galanter, Psychology
Constantin Cope, Radiology
Constantin “Stan” Cope, professor emeritus in the radiology department at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, died on November 6 of heart failure at Spring Village at Floral Vale in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He was 89 years old.
He helped to create and develop the field of interventional radiology and invented many types of catheters still used today. He is also credited with development of the first lymphatic interventional procedure, the thoracic duct embolization.
Dr. Cope was born in Paris, France and was educated in England during the London Blitz. He earned a bachelor of science from London University and a master of business and science from Middlesex Hospital Medical School, then moved to the United States and earned a medical degree from New York Medical College.
Dr. Cope became a US citizen and was drafted into the Army as a medical officer during the Korean War. When the war ended, he completed his training as an internist at Memphis VA Medical Center.
In 1963, Dr. Cope was hired as an attending physician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he served as staff physician and chief of the vascular roentgenology section in the department of diagnostic radiology. At the same time, he began to work in partnership with William Cook, who had just started manufacturing guide-wires, needles and catheters out of his apartment. Today, Cook, Inc. is one of the largest medical companies in the world and manufactures many Cope devices, such as the Cope loop drainage catheter, Cope gastrostomy set, Cope mandril wire guide and the Cope nephroureterostomy stent.
Dr. Cope joined HUP in 1986 as a lecturer in radiology and became a professor of radiology in the standing faculty, and a clinician educator in the School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in gastroenterology in 1987. He also held a secondary appointment as professor of radiology in surgery and a clinical position with Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP).
He retired and was named professor emeritus in 2004 (Almanac May 4, 2004). Upon retirement, he moved with his wife, Mary Grace (Heller) to Bend, Oregon.
Dr. Cope received the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Gold Medal, along with Mr. Cook, in 1999; the New York Medical College Alumni Gold Medal in 2001; and the society’s Leaders in Innovation Award in 2004. The society also created an award, the Dr. Constantin Cope Medical Student Research Award, in his honor. Its purpose is to introduce interested medical students to the greater interventional radiology community.
He authored or coauthored more than 200 scientific articles and was the lead author of 1990’s Atlas of Interventional Radiology.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Grace; three sons, Leonard, Daniel and James; two daughters, Evelyn Stainthorpe and M. Constance Cope Franckle; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Dr. Cope donated his body to science. Donations may be made in his memory to Penn Medicine, www.pennmedicine.org
Eugene Galanter, Psychology
Eugene H. Galanter, former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, died of complications from cancer on November 9. He was 92 years old.
Dr. Galanter served in the US Army during World War II and earned a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre with Palm and Presidential Unit Citation.
When he returned to the United States, he attended Bryn Mawr College and later transferred to Swarthmore College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and taught at Penn until 1956, when he was invited to Harvard University to work with S.S. Stevens. In 1958, he joined Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He returned to Penn in 1959 and encouraged many psychology professors to come to Penn.
He left for the University of Washington in 1962 to chair the psychology department. He joined Columbia University’s psychology faculty in 1966 and became emeritus professor there in 2008. While at Columbia, he founded the Psychophysics Laboratory and performed theoretical research while running research projects for NASA, FAA, the Office of Naval Research, the US Army and the National Science Foundation. He received NASA’s Distinguished Scientist Research Award.
Dr. Galanter was the author of 12 books and more than 150 articles on learning theory. He was also an entrepreneur. He founded the Children’s Computer School in 1980 and the Summer Computer Institute at Amherst College in 1981. In 1999, he founded Children’s Progress Inc., an educational technology company.
Dr. Galanter served as chairman of the Committee on Learning at the Salk Institute. He also was chairman of the board of Tompkins Hall Nursery School and served on the board of St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School in New York.
Dr. Galanter and his daughter, Michelle, co-invented and co-patented the Galanter Educational Evaluation Lattice, the basis for the Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA).
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Alicia, Gabrielle and Michelle; and eight grandchildren, Philip Walton, Theodore Walton, Margot Walton, Felix Walton, Roxanne Walton, Dexter Camara, Dashiell Camara and Kalyan Reynolds.
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