In Memorium

Please celebrate the lives and accomplishments of our distinguished members. The obituaries are posted alphabetically and can be found within the tabs below.

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Ellen Stover, 1950-2014 (PDF 95Kb)

It is unusual for an obituary to be written by more than one author, much less three. The fact that the three of us wished to honor and celebrate Ellen Stover in the ACNP journal is a testimony to the impact she has had on the field. Ellen personified the consummate NIH program officer. She tirelessly served her constituency—those whose grants were in “her” portfolio and advocated for them with NIMH leadership.

Merton Sandler, 1926-2014 (PDF 97Kb)

Prof. Merton Sandler, Fellow Emeritus of the ACNP, was one of the great founders of the field of Biochemical Psychopharmacology. As he noticed in an interview with Prof. D. Healy “I didn't even realize I was a psychopharmacologist until many years after I had become one”.

Nancy Kishlar Mello, 1935-2014 (PDF 169Kb)

On November 25, 2013, the neuroscience community lost a wonderful friend and colleague when Dr. Nancy Kishlar Mello died. On both personal and professional levels, Nancy enriched our lives and contributed directly and indirectly to our careers.

Harry L. June, 1957-2014 (PDF 75Kb)

Dr. Harry L. June, a Member of the College since 2004, succumbed to cancer on June 7, 2014. A native of South Carolina, Dr. June received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1990 under Dr. Michael Lewis. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in human psychopharmacology at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. June held a dual appointment as assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Medical Neurobiology Program at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Turan M. Itil, 1924-2014 (PDF 35Kb)

Turan Itil was born in Bursa, Turkey on August 12, 1924. He received the M.D. degree from Istanbul University in 1948 and moved to the University of Tübingen in Germany for training in neurology. In 1953 he joined the faculty at the University of Erlangen with EEG and psychopharmacology the center of his research. After a decade in St. Louis, he moved to New York Medical College and established the HZI Research Center Laboratory in Tarrytown New York.

Daniel W. Hommer, 1950-2014 (PDF 191Kb)

Dr. Daniel Hammer, 64, chief of NIAAA's section on brain electrophysiology and imaging, died on Jan. 2. He had served as head of the section since 1992, his second tenure working at NIH. Hammer was born in Easton, Pa., and received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

George Bartzokis, 1956-2014 (PDF 91Kb)

Dr. George Bartzokis, a neuroscientist who originated the theory that the degeneration of the brain’s myelin contributed to many developmental and degenerative diseases, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's, died of pancreatic cancer on August 22. He was 58.

Enoch Callaway, 1924-2014 (PDF 87Kb)

On Friday, August 15, 2014, Enoch Callaway III or "Noch" as his many friends and colleagues called him, passed away peacefully with his family present at his tranquil hilltop home in Tiburon California. Noch was a Founding Member of the ACNP and so much more.

William Woolverton, 1951-2013 (PDF 195Kb)

Dr. William L. Woolverton, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center died after a brief illness at the age of 62 on June 13, 2013. Prof. Woolverton, a member of ACNP, was a leading scientist and educator in the behavioral pharmacology of drugs of abuse.

Joseph Schoolar, 1928-2013 (PDF 75Kb)

Dr. Joseph Clayton Schoolar, of Houston, passed away on May 4, 2013, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty Schoolar, by his brother Larry Schoolar, and many beloved family members including his five children Jonathan, Cynthia, Geoffrey, Catherine, and Adrian. Dr. Schoolar was Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine.
 

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