Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies

A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.

A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare.

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Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
The former Columbia University professor’s early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments.
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Pioneering Climate Scientist, Wallace Broecker, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 19, 2019
The Columbia University geochemist is credited with popularizing the term “climate change” and his research shaped the modern understanding of water circulation in the ocean.
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Walter Munk, “Einstein of the Oceans,” Dies
Ashley Yeager | Feb 12, 2019
The marine scientist was renowned for his passion for exploring waves, marine life, and the way Earth’s largest bodies of water affect the planet’s climate.
Australian Scientist and Her Sister Found Dead in Argentina
Australian Scientist and Her Sister Found Dead in Argentina
Ashley Yeager | Jan 28, 2019
The nephew of Lily Pereg, a microbial ecologist at the University of New England in Australia, has been arrested on homicide charges.
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2019
The UCSD psychiatry researcher championed the concept of mental illness as a neurobiological condition and helped form the US government’s Decade of the Brain initiative.
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 10, 2019
The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.
Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies
Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2019
The Indiana University professor was known for his research on the evolution of organismal development.
Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 7, 2019
The former head of cancer medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center helped change clinical practice for laryngeal cancer and helped establish chemoprevention.
Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 28, 2018
The head of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases was a leader in the study of skin-based immunology.