Original COM faculty member passes away

A valued professor who was one of the first faculty members of the College of Medicine died this week.

Sidney Cassin, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of physiology and functional genomics, died on Monday, Oct. 18.

Dr. Cassin became an instructor in the College of Medicine in 1957, after receiving his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

He was a member of the College of Medicine’s admissions committee and an advocate and mentor for many of his students. He was a brilliant researcher, dedicated professor and a devoted husband and father.

He is survived by four daughters and eight grandchildren.