BE TRUE BLUE
The Bassett Society is committed to helping make the dreams of young doctors and dentists a reality. By providing scholarships to Duke Athletes entering medical or dental school, society members not only honor the legacy of Dr. Bassett and Dr. Moorman but also ensure a bright and hopeful tomorrow. Remember when you first started medical school? It took years of discipline and dedication but you finally achieved the title reserved for only the brightest and best. No doubt, you had help on your journey.
Perhaps it was a mentor, like Dr. Bassett or Dr. Moorman, who enriched your life and brought you closer to your dreams. Why not use what you’ve been given to help enrich the lives of others? By giving to the Bassett Society you’ll be bringing up the next generation of doctors who will follow in your footsteps. You’ll be leaving a legacy of kindness and generosity that inspires others to give. You’ll be helping others to heal and make a difference in the world. You’ll be TRUE BLUE!
Frank H. Bassett, M.D. 1929-2007
Dr. Frank Bassett was “True Blue!” As a team doctor, he devoted his life to the care of Duke University athletes. His skill as an orthopedic surgeon helped countless players get back on the field and into the game. His work not only helped Duke win championships but set the gold standard in the world of Sports Medicine today. Known for his humor, his loyalty, and his deep love of Duke Football, Dr. Bassett never lost hope. Dr. Bassett helped guide players on and off the field. For athletes desiring to enter the medical profession, he was both coach and mentor. His insight and encouragement shaped and nurtured the lives of these future doctors. He never forgot the hard work and dedication it took to him to finish his education. He became their biggest fan; cheering them on and providing the support to make their dreams come true! Dr. Bassett was a testimony to the difference one person can make in the lives of others. He knew that being “True Blue” means more than just showing up for games. It means reaching out to invest in the next generation. It means giving others a hope and a future and leaving a legacy that inspires others to do the same. Now you can join the legacy of Dr. Frank Bassett and continue his work through the Bassett Society.
Claude (T) Moorman II, M.D. 1939-2009
Dr. “T” Moorman II was “True Blue!” Moorman lettered three years (1958-60) for Duke and helped lead the Blue Devils to the 1960 ACC Championship, a No. 10 final national ranking by the Associated Press and a 7-6 win over seventh-ranked Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. As a
After graduation, he attended Duke Medical School, completed his M.D. in 1966, and trained in orthopaedics at Duke under Dr. Lenox Baker. He then served as a medical officer in Vietnam.When he returned he completed law school in 1979 and served with the Army Department of Legal Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. Moorman subsequently commanded US Army Reserve units at multiple sites and retired as a Colonel from the USAR in 1998. Now you can join the legacy of Dr. Moorman II and continue his work through The Bassett Society.
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