Obituaries

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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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.

Claude de Montigny, 1945-2012 (PDF 108Kb)

On October 19, 2012, our Field lost a brilliant mind. Claude de Montigny passed away peacefully during his sleep in his family home in Outremont, Québec. Claude was only 67 years old. The unexpected news that friends and close colleagues received the very next day threw an intense wave of sadness in our hearts.

Peter Dews, 1922-2012 (PDF 72Kb)

Peter B. Dews (1922–2012) passed away November 2 in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital a few steps from Harvard Medical School where he spent the majority of his career and where his intellectual and research efforts shaped the way in which the behavioral effects of drugs are studied.

Candace Pert, 1946-2013 (PDF 473Kb)

Candace Pert passed away in Potomac, Maryland on September 12, 2013 at the age of 67. She was born in New York City in 1946 and received a B.S. in Biology from Bryn Mawr College in 1970 followed by graduate studies in pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine under Dr. Solomon Snyder.

John Craig, 1921-2013 (PDF 40Kb)

John C. Craig, an Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, died suddenly on Sept. 26th of complications related to cardiac disease.

Svein Dahl, 1942-2012 (PDF 186Kb)

Svein Dahl, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Tromsø, and an ACNP Fellow, succumbed to cancer on December 8th, 2012. He died at his home near Tromsø, Norway, the city where he was born in 1942.

Toni S. Shippenberg, 1955-2012 (PDF 84Kb)

Toni Shippenberg’s contributions to the fields of Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology over the years were outstanding and are reflected by the high esteem she was held in by colleagues within NIH as well as throughout the United States and abroad.

Andrew C. Leon, 1951-2012 (PDF 102Kb)

Andy Leon spent years training new investigators and was generous with his time and wise advice. His intellectual powers were impressive. Yet, when he helped young investigators who were struggling to design a study or interpret statistics, he would gently correct them, never criticizing or humiliating them. He would say, “Well, I have a slightly different take on that and you may want to consider approaching the problem this way”.

Edward G. Jones, 1939-2011 (PDF 192Kb)

Ted Jones distinguished himself in many areas of neuroscience. He was unquestionably the world authority on the Thalamus, producing a remarkable two-volume book filled with his own photomicrographs and illustrations. He was a pioneer of the study of cortico-cortical circuitry and the subpopulations of neurons that comprise local cortical circuits and of neuroplasticity in the cortex and thalamus that helped define the field.

Samuel C. Kaim, 1911-2012 (PDF 39Kb)

As the first director of an Alcoholism Service in the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Sam Kaim helped to compel armed forces personnel to recognize the significance of opioid dependence in Vietnam, leading a charge for expansion of his office in 1970 to become the Alcohol and Drug Dependence Services.
 

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