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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.



  • November 18, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Dr. Edward A. Carr, Jr., formerly Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Professor of Medicine in the Medical School of the State University of New York at Buffalo, and President of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • November 18, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of former member Jeffrey L. Blumer, PhD, MD, chief of the Division of Critical Care at Rainbow and Children's Hospital and chief of Pediatric Pharmacology at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.
  • November 11, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of former ASPET member Barry Wolfe, PhD, co-director of the PhD program in pharmacology and physiology and director of MS graduate studies at Georgetown University.
  • September 12, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of John Oates, MD, former ASPET member, internationally known physician at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a founding father of the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology.
  • August 26, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of longtime ASPET member Paul M. Vanhoutte, namesake of the Paul M. Vanhoutte Distinguished Lectureship in Vascular Pharmacology.
  • July 18, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Louis S. Harris, former department chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and a leader in opioid and cannabinoid pharmacology research.
  • July 08, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Joel Griffeth Hardman, PhD, internationally recognized scientist, educator, and former ASPET president.
  • May 03, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Raymond W. Ruddon, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
  • April 17, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of Nobel laureate Paul Greengard, PhD, a neurobiologist at Rockefeller University and longtime ASPET member.
  • April 11, 2019
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of William A. Schumacher, PhD, a long time ASPET member.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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