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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.



  • May 14, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Joseph Kaiser, a 32 year veteran at NIH, with the last 22 years as the Executive Secretary of the Pharmacology Study Section.
  • May 05, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Charles Craig, professor Pharmacology and Toxicology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.
  • April 07, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Dennis Ackerman, who had a multi-decade research career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • April 07, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Arleen Rifkin, professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College and longtime editor of Drug Metabolism and Disposition.
  • March 31, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek, Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and a senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University.
  • March 29, 2021
    ASPET notes with sympathy the passing of ASPET member Dr. Carl Elliot Roso, pharmacology Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.
  • 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.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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