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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.



  • 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.
  • 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.
Last Updated: July 9, 2019

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