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NCI’s Vydelingum Mourned

Dr. Vydelingum

Dr. Nadarajen Vydelingum

Dr. Nadarajen Vydelingum, fondly known as Nada, passed away on Aug. 28. He was a cell biologist, educator, researcher and health administrator. He had retired from the National Cancer Institute 3 years ago.

He received his bachelor of science in cell biology with honors at Birkbeck London University, England, in 1972; his master of science in biochemistry from Birkbeck in 1974; and received a doctor of philosophy degree in clinical biochemistry from St. Mary’s Medical School, London, in 1979. He had later academic appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Vydelingum enjoyed his work in the science industry. He was a health science administrator for bioengineering and physiology at NIH from 1991 to 2016. Prior to coming to the Division of Cancer Prevention, NCI, he served as a deputy director (2001-2008) of NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. He served in the Division of Cancer Prevention for more than 5 years and was in the cancer biomarkers research group from 2012 until his retirement in 2016. 

He is survived by his wife Nancy Yurman, a daughter, a son, two granddaughters, a brother, two sisters and his first wife, Rose Vydelingum.  

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