Family ties

Photo by Robert Boston

Christine Yokoyama (left), a first-year medical student, receives a white coat from her father, Wayne Yokoyama, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, at the Class of 2013 White Coat Ceremony Aug. 14 at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Christine Yokoyama was one of three children of School of Medicine faculty entering the Class of 2013, which has 124 students. The others are Carrie Morris, daughter of John C. Morris, M.D., the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Professor of Neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; and Nicholas Semenkovich, son of Clay Semenkovich, M.D., the Herbert S. Gasser Professor and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research, and Janice Semenkovich, M.D., associate professor of radiology. At the ceremony, first-year students are presented with a white coat, a longtime symbol of the medical profession, and take an oath that they write during orientation.