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In Memoriam: Norbert Herschkowitz

We are saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Norbert Herschkowitz on July 3, 2019, after a long illness. Dr. Herschkowitz, a founding member of EDAB and member of DABI, was a neuroscientist, pediatrician, and professor emeritus at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He was an advisor to the Swiss Federal Health Department on child development, with emphasis on protective factors against antisocial and risk behavior. He also collaborated for many years with DABI member Jerome Kagan, Harvard University’s pioneer in the study of temperaments. Dr. Herschkowitz and Elinore Chapman Herschkowitz co-authored the Dana Press Book “A Good Start in Life: Understanding Your Behavior form Birth to Age 6.”

Graham L. Collingridge Recognized in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honors

Alliance Member Graham L. Collingridge, Ph.D., F.R.S., was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s birthday honors list on June 8, 2019. The honor recognizes Dr. Collingridge for his contributions to neuroscience research.

Linda Richards Recognized in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honors

Alliance member Linda Richards, Ph.D., FAA, FAHMS, was awarded an Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s birthday honors list on June 8, 2019. The honor recognizes Dr. Richards for her “distinguished service to medical research and education in the field of developmental neurobiology, and to community engagement in science.”

EDAB Member Recognized in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Jane Elizabeth Haley, Ph.D., was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s birthday honors list on June 8, 2019. The honor recognizes Dr. Haley for “services to Scientific Engagement and Education.”

In Memoriam: Dominick P. Purpura

We regretfully announce the death of Dominick Purpura on May 16, 2019. Described by colleagues as an “extraordinary teacher,” Dr. Purpura was dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for 22 years and was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine. His numerous contributions to neuroscience include furthering knowledge of the mechanisms of epilepsy and demonstrating that structural abnormalities in the brain’s nerve cells are fundamentally involved in disorders of cognitive development. A dean well known for remarking that “pressure makes diamonds,” Dr. Purpura’s educational platform proved extremely influential and was adopted by medical schools nationwide.

In Memoriam: Paul Greengard

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Paul Greengard on April 13, 2019. Dr. Greengard, received the Nobel Prize in 2000 along with fellow DABI members Eric Kandel and Arvid Carlsson. Dr. Greengard was the Vincent Astor Professor at The Rockefeller Universty and director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimers Disease Research. Through his research in slow synaptic transmission, Dr. Greengard advanced our understanding of how brain cells communicate and would later work on studying the signaling defects of specific disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.