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Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Say Her ‘Most Fervent Wish’ Was Not To Be Replaced until a New President is installed?
Newswise

The quote reads: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.” Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the days before her death.

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Released: 10-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
Common medication may lower risk of 'broken heart' during bereavement
University of Sydney

The increased risk of heart attack or "a broken heart" in early bereavement could be reduced by using common medication in a novel way, according to a world-first study led by the University of Sydney and funded by Heart Research Australia.

Newswise: Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77
Released: 2-Dec-2019 1:40 PM EST
Public Health Pioneer and Pediatrician Fitzhugh Mullan Dies at Age 77
George Washington University

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at the George Washington University (GW) revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died on Nov. 29. He was 77.

Newswise: Janardhan Manickam, Former Head of Theory Division and International Collaborator, Passes Away
Released: 24-Oct-2019 3:30 PM EDT
Janardhan Manickam, Former Head of Theory Division and International Collaborator, Passes Away
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

PPPL physicist Janardhan (Manny) Manickam was an international collaborator who was head of the Theory Division and an expert in magnetohydrodynamics and helped develop the PEST computer code used to predict disruptions in fusion experiments.

Released: 3-Jul-2019 4:25 PM EDT
Joslin Diabetes Center Remembers Lee Iacocca
Joslin Diabetes Center

Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is paying tribute to the late Lee Iacocca, who passed away on July 2, at age 94. Mr. Iacocca was a generous supporter of research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Released: 12-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT
David Thouless — Nobel Laureate and University of Washington Professor Emeritus — Dies at Age 84
University of Washington

David James Thouless, Nobel laureate and a professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6, 2019. He was 84 years old.

Newswise: ‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush
Released: 5-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
‘Special Airlift Mission 41’ To Conduct College Station Flyover In Honor Of President George H.W. Bush
Texas A&M University

The 89th Airlift Wing, based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, will conduct a tribute flight in honor of former President George H.W. Bush with an Air Force VC-25A over the interment site at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center on the campus of Texas A&M University today at about 3:55 p.m. CST.

Newswise: In Memoriam: Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, 78
Released: 7-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST
In Memoriam: Thomas Steitz, Nobel Laureate, 78
Brookhaven National Laboratory

His Nobel Prize-winning studies of the ribosome’s structure were conducted in part at Brookhaven’s former National Synchrotron Light Source.

Released: 10-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
IMSA Announces Passing of Founder, Dr. Leon Lederman
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

It is with heartfelt sorrow that Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy announces the death of its founder, Dr. Leon Lederman, on Wednesday, October 3 at the age of 96. As a physicist, researcher, university professor, national laboratory director, and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leon Lederman influenced the role of science and science education, but will be remembered most by the IMSA Community for his love of science and students.

Newswise: ‘Soul Serenade:’ Aretha Franklin’s Legacy of Music
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Released: 16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
‘Soul Serenade:’ Aretha Franklin’s Legacy of Music
West Virginia University

As the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin’s music was woven into the tapestry of the American experience, the “emotional depth” of a country struggling with racial divides and the emergence of women demanding respect and equal rights. West Virginia University’s Travis Stimeling says with Franklin’s range of genres—from gospel and jazz to country—she earned her place as a “masterful interpreter of songs.”

Newswise: Kimishige Ishizaka, Distinguished Immunologist Who Guided Growth of Nascent La Jolla Institute, Dies
Released: 9-Jul-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Kimishige Ishizaka, Distinguished Immunologist Who Guided Growth of Nascent La Jolla Institute, Dies
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, discoverer of a novel class of antibodies and the first Scientific Director of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI), has died on July 6 in Yamagata City, Japan. He was 92 years old.

Newswise: Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?
Released: 8-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT
Warning Signs: Is Someone You Love at Risk for Suicide?
Cedars-Sinai

Waguih W. IsHak, MD, a Cedars-Sinai expert in detecting and treating depression, is available for interviews today and throughout the weekend to discuss how you can help a loved one who is having suicidal thoughts.

Released: 9-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Modern Dance Giant Donald McKayle Has Died
University of California, Irvine

Modern dance pioneer Donald McKayle, one of the first African American men to break through racial barriers via dance, has died. The iconic performer, choreographer, teacher, director and writer had a wide-ranging impact on the United States’ creative and cultural landscape. He died Friday night, according to his wife. He was 87 years old.

Newswise: Statement From University Health Network on the Death of Peter Munk
Released: 28-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Statement From University Health Network on the Death of Peter Munk
University Health Network (UHN)

Mr. Peter Munk has been one of the hospital’s most influential and loyal supporters for many years, serving on the Board of Trustees of the hospital, acting as an advisor to many of the hospital’s leaders, and supporting the creation, evolution and growth of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

Released: 23-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Nova Southeastern University Mourns the Loss of H. Wayne Huizenga, Celebrates His Legacy
Nova Southeastern University

The impact H. Wayne Huizenga had on Nova Southeastern University is immeasurable. He had a tremendous, positive impact on so many lives.

Newswise: Dr. Daniel W. Foster, Longtime UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Chairman: 1930-2018
Released: 22-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
Dr. Daniel W. Foster, Longtime UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Chairman: 1930-2018
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Daniel W. Foster, a world-renowned diabetes expert, inspiring medical school instructor, and nationally recognized Chairman of UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine for 16 years, died Jan. 18.

Newswise: Michael Christman, PhD, Genomics Pioneer and President and CEO of Coriell Institute, Passes Away
Released: 2-Jan-2018 3:30 PM EST
Michael Christman, PhD, Genomics Pioneer and President and CEO of Coriell Institute, Passes Away
Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of its President and CEO, Michael Christman, PhD.

Newswise: Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities
Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

Newswise: Photo of Bobby Kennedy the Day Before His Assassination Among Political Memorabilia From First Female Mayor of Oxnard
Released: 23-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Photo of Bobby Kennedy the Day Before His Assassination Among Political Memorabilia From First Female Mayor of Oxnard
California State University, Channel Islands

A photo of Senator Bobby Kennedy campaigning in Oxnard the day before he was assassinated is one of hundreds of political artifacts recently donated to the John Spoor Broome Library at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI).

Released: 5-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Robert Terry, Co-Founder of U.S. Alzheimer’s Research Dies at 93
Alzforum

A founder of U.S. Alzheimer’s research, Robert D. Terry, has died at 93. He first showed what plaques and tangles look like in the electron microscope, and linked failing cognition to withering synapses in the brain.

Newswise: Argonne Scientist and Nobel Laureate Alexei Abrikosov Dies at 88
Released: 30-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Argonne Scientist and Nobel Laureate Alexei Abrikosov Dies at 88
Argonne National Laboratory

Alexei Abrikosov, an acclaimed physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory who received the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on superconducting materials, died Wednesday, March 29. He was 88.

Newswise: Penn State Mourns the Loss of Businessman and Philanthropist Harold Marcus
Released: 23-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Penn State Mourns the Loss of Businessman and Philanthropist Harold Marcus
Penn State College of Engineering

Harold “Hal” Marcus, a 1949 Penn State graduate and retired industrial engineer turned real estate entrepreneur, died on March 18 at his home in Olympia, Washington, at the age of 89.

Newswise: Hans Dehmelt — Nobel Laureate and University of Washington Professor Emeritus — Has Died at Age 94
Released: 21-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT
Hans Dehmelt — Nobel Laureate and University of Washington Professor Emeritus — Has Died at Age 94
University of Washington

Hans Georg Dehmelt, Nobel physics laureate and professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Seattle on March 7, 2017 at age 94. Dehmelt was a celebrated scientist who developed methods to isolate atoms and subatomic particles and measure their fundamental properties with high accuracy.

Newswise: Dr. Faye G. Abdellah, Founding Dean of Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Dies at 97
Released: 28-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST
Dr. Faye G. Abdellah, Founding Dean of Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Dies at 97
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Faye Glenn Abdellah, founding Dean of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing (GSN), and retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) passed away Friday, Feb. 24, at the age of 97. Abdellah was a pioneer and internationally recognized leader in nursing whose contributions substantially improved the nation’s health. A true visionary, Abdellah was dedicated to advancing the nursing profession and is considered to be among the world’s most influential nursing theorists and public health scientists.

Newswise: Former MD Anderson President Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre Passes Away at 92
Released: 28-Jan-2017 8:05 PM EST
Former MD Anderson President Dr. Charles A. LeMaistre Passes Away at 92
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Charles Aubrey “Mickey” LeMaistre, M.D., past president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a pioneering crusader against the harmful effects of tobacco use and catalyst of the field of cancer prevention, died today in Houston. He was 92. LeMaistre came to MD Anderson as president in 1978 after serving seven years as chancellor of The University of Texas System.

Newswise: Art Rosenfeld, California’s Godfather of Energy Efficiency, Dies at 90
Released: 27-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST
Art Rosenfeld, California’s Godfather of Energy Efficiency, Dies at 90
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Art Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Distinguished Scientist Emeritus who is also known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.

Released: 5-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
Final Arrangements
University of Iowa

A new study from the University of Iowa analyzes funeral homes’ terminology and pricing, which can help relatives planning final arrangements for a loved one.

Released: 14-Dec-2016 2:05 PM EST
Statement From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD
American Dental Hygienists' Association

It is with sadness that we share the news that Esther Wilkins, BS, RDH, DMD, dental hygiene’s matriarch, died on Monday, Dec. 12. We had celebrated her hundredth birthday only three days before. Wilkins dedicated her life to advancing oral health care, and her commitment to dental hygiene will not be forgotten.

Released: 7-Dec-2016 9:00 AM EST
Endocrine Society Mourns the Passing of Dr. P. Michael Conn
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society leadership is saddened to announce that valued friend and colleague P. Michael Conn, PhD, MS, died on November 26, 2016. Conn served as President of the Endocrine Society from June 1996 to June 1997.

Newswise: Research Suggests Creatives Worry Less About Dying
Released: 1-Dec-2016 3:05 PM EST
Research Suggests Creatives Worry Less About Dying
University of Kent

Creative achievement can provide a buffer against being anxious about death, research from psychologists at the University of Kent shows.


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