July 25, 2008 |
Eugene Abram Foster, 81, who conducted a prominent DNA study that linked descendants of Thomas Jefferson to his Monticello slave Sally Hemings, died of complications of renal failure and pneumonia July 21 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Dr. Foster, a retired pathologist, was a primary researcher in the study, which combined historical accounts with scientific evidence from male relatives of Jefferson and Hemings. The results, published in the scientific journal Nature in November 1998, added more...
August 21, 2012
President, Colorado State University Dr. Anthony A. Frank is the 14th president of Colorado State University, one of the nation's leading public research universities with more than 25,000 students and more than $330 million in annual research activity.Tony Frank is a strong believer in public higher education and the land-grant mission to create access and opportunity for all citizens. He has held leadership roles at Colorado State University for more than 17 years, including four years as Provost and Senior Vice President,...
May 27, 2008
See the exhibit "Triumph at Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America," based on the PBS television documentary of the same name by Sally Squires and John Wilhelm , at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, 6900 Georgia Ave . NW, through Sept. 30. Attend a free lecture on Hansen's disease by Wayne M. Myers of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at noon June 19 in the museum 's Russell Auditorium .
October 16, 2012
Christine Cross Pearcy, 93, who retired from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 1981 as a statistician, died Sept. 23 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. She had respiratory failure and atherosclerotic heart disease, said her son Michael K. Pearcy. Mrs. Pearcy worked for the federal government for 26 years, including about 18 years at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Earlier in her career, she worked for the Army in the Washington area and in New Jersey.
May 22, 2011
Barbara Zeligs, 70, who performed immunology research at Georgetown University Hospital for 33 years, died May 9 at her home in Bethesda. She had scleroderma, a connective-tissue disease. At Georgetown, Ms. Zeligs worked primarily as a staff research associate in an immunology laboratory, where she studied vaccines, neonatal immune system development and tests for the detection of tuberculosis. She retired in 2007. She published more than 40 studies on vaccines and immunology in textbooks and medical journals.
August 19, 2011
Reviewing the film "The Help" [ "Using stereotypes to explain racism," Weekend, Aug. 12], Ann Hornaday wrote that racism should be "understood less as a matter of black grievance than of unexamined white privilege and pathology. " I wish that at this juncture Hornaday would have mentioned another tale about black "help," also set in Mississippi, one that, in a brilliant, just-published memoir, did examine these issues: "The Last Resort, Taking the Mississippi Cure," by Norma Watkins.