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Newswise: In Memoriam: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., renowned immunologist and longtime Chair of Microbiology
Released: 17-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
In Memoriam: Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., renowned immunologist and longtime Chair of Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who discovered how antibodies are made and developed a technique that led to the early detection of cancer cells, died Feb. 15. He was 96. Dr. Uhr was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Newswise: Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Passes Away at Age 97
Released: 16-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Passes Away at Age 97
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Claire M. Fagin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean Emerita of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), passed away at the age of 97. She served as dean of Penn Nursing for 15 years from 1977 to 1992, during which time she transformed the school into a world-renowned education, research, and clinical development enterprise, established landmark education programs and increased the number of standing faculty seven-fold. In addition to her deanship, Fagin served as the interim president of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1, 1993, to June 30, 1994. She was the first woman to serve as chief executive officer of the University and the first woman to serve a term as interim president of any Ivy League University.

Newswise: UT Southwestern joins Dallas and nation in mourning the loss of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, inspirational leader and supporter
Released: 8-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
UT Southwestern joins Dallas and nation in mourning the loss of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, inspirational leader and supporter
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center joined leaders in Dallas and across the nation in mourning the loss and honoring the legacy of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, an inspirational leader who helped advance the Medical Center’s science, research, clinical care, and educational initiatives during her extraordinary career representing the area.

Newswise: David Frim, former Chief of Neurosurgery at UChicago Medicine, 1960-2023
Released: 26-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
David Frim, former Chief of Neurosurgery at UChicago Medicine, 1960-2023
University of Chicago Medical Center

Frim led the Section of Neurosurgery for 13 years and built the pediatric neurosurgery specialty.

Newswise: Donlin Long, First Head of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Neurosurgery Department and Pain Treatment Pioneer, Dies at 89
Released: 26-Sep-2023 10:00 AM EDT
Donlin Long, First Head of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Neurosurgery Department and Pain Treatment Pioneer, Dies at 89
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Donlin M. Long, founding chair of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery and a pioneer in the treatment of chronic pain, died Sept. 19. He was 89.

Newswise: UT Mourns Pioneer of Computational Mechanics and Founder of Oden Institute
Released: 13-Sep-2023 8:00 AM EDT
UT Mourns Pioneer of Computational Mechanics and Founder of Oden Institute
Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences

J. Tinsley Oden who was widely known as the founder of computational mechanics and the first director of what is now known as the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, died on Sunday, Aug. 27. He was 86.

Released: 8-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Albert Bendelac, pathologist and former chair of the University of Chicago Committee on Immunology, 1956-2023
University of Chicago Medical Center

Albert Bendelac, MD, PhD, the A.N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago, died at his home on August 23, 2023, surrounded by family. He had just celebrated his 67th birthday.

Newswise: Barry Arnason, first Chair of Neurology at UChicago, 1933-2023
Released: 28-Jul-2023 6:05 PM EDT
Barry Arnason, first Chair of Neurology at UChicago, 1933-2023
University of Chicago Medical Center

Arnason led the Department of Neurology for 20 years, establishing it as a nationally prominent program for both research and patient care.

Newswise: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces the Passing of ADHA® CEO, Ann Battrell
Released: 8-Jun-2023 2:05 PM EDT
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Announces the Passing of ADHA® CEO, Ann Battrell
American Dental Hygienists' Association

It is with profound sadness that the American Dental Hygienists’ Association announces that ADHA CEO, Ann Battrell, M.S.D.H., passed away June 7, 2023. She had recently announced to ADHA leadership that she was extending her medical leave to focus on her health. A tribute is planned July 7, 2023, during the Opening General Session of the ADHA 2023 Annual Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, to celebrate Ann Battrell’s life, leadership and legacy in the dental hygiene profession and ADHA.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins
Newswise

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

       
Newswise: George Crabtree, energy trailblazer remembered as a ​“great listener” and ​“boundless explorer”, dead at 78
Released: 27-Jan-2023 5:35 PM EST
George Crabtree, energy trailblazer remembered as a ​“great listener” and ​“boundless explorer”, dead at 78
Argonne National Laboratory

George Crabtree, director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne and a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is fondly remembered for his impactful leadership that elevated energy research.

Newswise: In Memoriam: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Emerita Fannie Gaston-Johansson
Released: 12-Jan-2023 4:10 PM EST
In Memoriam: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Professor Emerita Fannie Gaston-Johansson
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Fannie Gaston-Johansson, a beloved Johns Hopkins School of Nursing professor emerita and nursing pioneer, passed away on January 7. She was 84 years old. Gaston-Johansson was the first African-American woman to be a tenured, full professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Newswise: ARN Co-Founder and Former Executive Director Dagny Engle, RN CAE, dies at 87
Released: 11-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
ARN Co-Founder and Former Executive Director Dagny Engle, RN CAE, dies at 87
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the Association Management Center (AMC) are regretful to announce the passing of ARN and AMC co-founder Dagny Engle, RN CAE, on January 2, 2023.

   
Released: 3-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST
UNH Catholicism Expert to Comment on Funeral and Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI
University of New Hampshire

Michele Dillion, a professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire and an expert in Catholicism, can talk about the historical significance of Benedict’s resignation, how it changes the funeral ceremony and the troubled legacy he leaves behind.

Newswise: Remembering AANEM Past President George Kraft, MD, MS
Released: 22-Nov-2022 12:55 PM EST
Remembering AANEM Past President George Kraft, MD, MS
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is saddened to learn of the passing of longtime AANEM member and previous AANEM president, George Kraft MD, MS, on November 1, 2022.

   
Released: 18-Nov-2022 3:55 PM EST
Pulmonary Fibrosis Claims Life of R&B Singer B. Smyth
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

B. Smyth, 28, died on Nov. 17, 2022, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, according to an Instagram post featuring his brother Denzil. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a progressive, debilitating disease that causes scarring in the lungs and does not presently have a cure.

Released: 13-Sep-2022 9:45 AM EDT
Media Availability: UNH British Historian to Comment on Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral and Future of Monarchy
University of New Hampshire

Nicoletta Gullace, associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire and an expert on the Royal Family, is available to talk about the historical significance of the queen’s death, protocols and ceremonies leading up to her funeral, the transition of power to now King Charles III and what this all might mean for the future of the monarchy.

Newswise: King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Released: 12-Sep-2022 3:15 PM EDT
King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says
Virginia Tech

King Charles will serve as bridge for British royal family, expert says King Charles III reign will serve as a bridge between Queen Elizabeth II and a different, smaller Royal Family, says Marlene Koening, a librarian for Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and a recognized expert on British and European royalty.

Released: 12-Sep-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Death of Queen Elizabeth II the “end of an era”
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The death of Queen Elizabeth marks the end of an era according to Andrew Walkling, a historian at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 5-May-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Remembering Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, renowned geriatrician and champion for older adults
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, an internationally renowned geriatrician and executive director of the Consortium on Aging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), passed away Tuesday, May 4. She was 62.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 3:45 PM EDT
Penn State Mourns the Loss of Della Roy
Penn State Materials Research Institute

The Penn State and materials research communities are mourning the loss of Della M. Roy, emeritus professor of materials science and a founding member of the Penn State Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), now the Materials Research Institute (MRI). Della died on March 27 at age 94. Della was known as an international leader in the field of cement and concrete research and for being a groundbreaker for women in science.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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