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Member Obituaries

ASPET wishes to acknowledge deceased Society members with expanded obituaries on our website. Obituaries for publication on the Society's webpage should be submitted via e-mail to the ASPET membership department at membership@aspet.org. Please include the individual's full name, date of birth and death, education and professional affiliations, and any other details in remembrance of the individual you wish to acknowledge, along with a photo, if available.



  • July 09, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. J. Richard "Dick" Crout, best known professionally for serving as the Director of the Bureau of Drugs at FDA from 1973-1982.
  • July 06, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Alan Cowan, Professor of Pharmacology at the Temple University School of Medicine for 44 years, most recently as a member of the Center for Substance Abuse Research.
  • June 22, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Nicholas Plotnikoff, pioneer researcher in central nervous system pharmacology.
  • June 11, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Melissa Marie Clemens, ASPET member and rising 4th year PhD graduate student in the Pharmacology Program at the University of Arkansas Medical System.
  • June 02, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Oleh Hornykiewicz, who was awarded the Wolf Prize in 1979 for the new approach to the control of Parkinson's disease using L-DOPA.
  • June 01, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. David James Holbrook, Jr., one of the founders of the Curriculum in Toxicology at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • May 13, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Benedict R. Lucchesi, a longtime ASPET member and active participant in the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology which grants a young scientist travel award in his name.
  • March 05, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Marcus Reidenberg.
  • March 02, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Alan Paul Poland.
  • February 24, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Edward J. "Ed" Barbieri.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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