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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.



  • February 16, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Jerry Bruce Hook, founding Director of the MSU Center for Environmental Toxicology.
  • January 04, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. William Beaver, a clinical pharmacologist at Georgetown University who is credited with drafting the initial federal regulations defining “adequate and controlled” clinical studies.
  • December 28, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Laurence Samuel Kaminsky, Associate Editor for Drug Metabolism and Disposition (2000-2017) and Guest Editor for Molecular Pharmacology (1992). He was elected Chair of the Drug Metabolism division of ASPET (2005), and Councilor (1994-1997).
  • November 16, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Karen Seibert, founding executive director of the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, a formal collaboration between Washington University and the newly named University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy.
  • November 13, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. William Brewster Pratt, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School and winner of the 2002 Goodman and Gilman Award in Drug Receptor Pharmacology.
  • October 13, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Dolores Shockley, the first African-American woman to earn a PhD in pharmacology, the first to be appointed to chair a pharmacology department in the United States, and namesake of the Dolores Shockley Poster Award.
  • October 02, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Joseph L. Borowitz, professor of Pharmacy at Purdue University School of Pharmacy, conducting research in neurotoxicology, publishing 91 articles, and teaching pharmacy and first year medical students until his retirement from the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP).
  • August 27, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Herbert Tabor, a principal investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases where he led the pharmacological section.
  • July 10, 2020
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Terriann Crisp, founder of Crisp Enterprises: Pharmacology Instruction and Consultation and former Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Des Moines University.
  • 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.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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