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In Memoriam

Dr. John L. Fahey, emeritus professor in UCLA’s Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics and Medicine, died August 19, 2014. He was 89 years old. As a researcher at the National Institutes of Health, he discovered IgD and delineated and characterized the important classes and subclasses of human and murine immunoglobulins. In 1971, he joined the faculty of UCLA, where his lab was responsible for initial work on immune-system changes in HIV infection; he published nearly 100 papers on HIV/ AIDS. Dr. Fahey helped to found and was the first president of the Clinical Immunology Society, and for 30 years he was an advisor for immunology to the World Health Organization, among other global-health leadership roles.

Dr. Carol Newton, emeritus professor of biomathematics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, died July 16, 2014. She was 88 years old. Dr. Newton served as chair of the UCLA Department of Biomathematics from 1974 to 1985. She was instrumental in establishing the biomathematics PhD program. Dr. Newton was recognized as an excellent teacher, and she received the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Award for Excellence in Education in 2012.


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