Barbara Bourne Bennett Memorial Fund

Fund Purpose
Support annual award to rising 4th yr medical student who exemplifies Dr. Bennett's devotion to teaching in the area of women's health.

Co-workers and friends of Barbara began contributing to this fund in 2002. Barbara was only 38-years-old when she died, but her selfless spirit and dedication to her work will never be forgotten. Born in Miami in 1963, Barbara received her medical degree from the University of Miami while in her mid-twenties. She went on to complete her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida. Barbara spent the next 14 years of her life at UF, working in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and teaching as an associate professor. Her colleagues and patients acknowledge that Barbara was more than a devoted professional — she was a friend.

Barbara and Chris Caulfield had only been married a few months when, to celebrate Chris’ 40th birthday, the newlyweds and another couple, Russell and Carol Blaser, boarded a small single-engine plane. Tragically, the plane crashed just off the coast of Cedar Key, FL, leaving no passengers. Barbara is remembered as a woman, a wife and a mother, who in every area of her life, soared above and beyond. She had two children of her own, Grace and Grant, and a step-son, Bren

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