Dr. Ward Smith, chief of NIGMS’s Biomedical Technology Branch in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biology, passed away in early July.
Dr. Michael Chaitin’s last day at NIH did not go as expected when he first announced his retirement after 20 years as a scientific review officer at the Center for Scientific Review.
A remarkable couple who devoted most of their lives to public service and health at NIH recently passed away. At age 91, they both succumbed to Covid-19. Dr. Jerome “Jerry” Green died on Apr. 26 and Dr. Marie Röder Green died on May 10.
Keith Hewitt, former head of the information services section at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, died of natural causes at his home in Sao Jose do Calcado, Brazil.
Dr. James Schmitt retired on June 30 after 38 years working with NIH.
Dr. John Kehne, a program director in NINDS’s Division of Translational Research, retired on June 30.
In June, Dr. Robert N. Hoover, director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, retired from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) after 48 years of service to the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. David Remondini, a legendary scientific review officer at the Center for Scientific Review and the face of fair peer review for 36 years at NIH, died on May 7 at age 88 following surgery. Dapper, humble and eternally personable, Remondini led CSR’s genetics study section from 1977 to his retirement in 2013.
Dr. Leepo Cheng Yu, a long-time muscle biologist and lab chief in the NIAMS intramural research program, died of cancer on Apr. 28.
Stacy Charland, deputy director of the NIH Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Director, and NIH deputy chief information officer, retired at the end of May.