DONALD S. COFFEY, SOM 1964 (PhD), the Catherine Iola and J. Smith Michael Distinguished Professor of Urology, has been at Hopkins since 1959. A prominent urological scientist, Dr. Coffey is a professor of urology, oncology, pharmacology, and molecular sciences, and is also a member of the principal professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. A past president of the American Association for Cancer Research and the Society for Basic Urologic Research, Dr. Coffey served for 19 years as a member of the National Prostatic Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute, and as the national chairman from 1984-88. Dr. Coffey has published over 290 research papers and five books and is the recipient of two Merit Awards from the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, the president of the United States appointed Dr. Coffey to a six-year term as a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board.
J. SMITH MICHAEL was president and board chairman of the First National Bank of Aberdeen, later acquired by Equitable Trust Company. Mr. Michael died in 1978.
With his wife, CATHERINE IOLA MICHAEL, he was a generous donor to the Brady Urological Institute where he had been a patient. Both grew up in Harford County, Maryland, where Mrs. Michael was active in business and civic affairs. She served on the advisory board of the former Equitable Bank and was a charter member of the Liriodendron Foundation, a group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of old houses in the country.