Dr. Leonard Henry “Pug” Evans, 77, chief of the retroviral molecular biology section at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Mont., unexpectedly passed away on June 24.
In June 2021, Dr. Blanche P. Alter, senior clinician in the NCI Clinical Genetics Branch, retired after 21 years of service.
NEI retiree Churchman Louis Napper Sr., died May 24. He began his career at NIH in 1963 as a heart and lung technician.
Dr. Daniela Gerhard, director of NCI’s Office of Cancer Genomics, passed away suddenly on June 25. She spent more than 17 years committed to developing and executing large-scale genomics research programs for NCI.
Dr. Myung Hee Park, a senior investigator in NIDCR’s molecular and cellular biochemistry section, was clearing out her lab ahead of her retirement when she found a notebook from the 1980s.
Bryan Kercher, who was responsible for practically every NIH photo over the last decade showing the serene Montana setting at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories, died in a climbing accident on May 8.
Dr. George Patterson, a tenured senior investigator in the NIBIB intramural section on biophotonics, passed away on June 20 after a battle with cancer.
This June, Felicia Shingler retired as manager of the NIH Director’s Awards Program in the Office of Management, Office of the Director.
NLM recently announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Altschul as a scientist emeritus at NIH.
Dr. Karel Pacak recently received the Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award from the U.S. Endocrine Society and was elected to the Czech Medical Academy in recognition of his research achievements at NIH.