Dr. Jerri Barden Perkins received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mary Washington and a medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She enjoyed a successful career in arthritis research. Her husband, Dr. John Calvin Perkins, M.D., was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard University, and Harvard Medical School. He practiced internal medicine with a specialty in infectious diseases. Jerri established a scholarship in memory of John in 2013.