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In Memoriam

Dr. Carmine D. Clemente, a dedicated educator who taught anatomy for 60 years, died November 11, 2016. He was 88 years old. Dr. Clemente was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology. He joined the newly established UCLA School of Medicine in 1952 as an instructor in anatomy. Following a postdoctoral fellowship, he returned to UCLA as assistant professor of anatomy. His tenure included stints as a chair and director of the Brain Research Institute. Among his many publications are Anatomy: A Regional Atlas of the Human Body, as well as an extensive revision of the 30th American Edition of Gray’s Anatomy.

Dr. Ronald M. Reisner (MD ’56, RES ’60), chief of dermatology for 20 years at UCLA, until 1992, died January 13, 2017. He was 87 years old. Dr. Reisner also served as chief of dermatology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He was an author on more than 120 academic publications. As chief of dermatology, he built a small residency program into one of the nation’s most prominent. The division’s Ronald Reisner Outstanding Resident award was named in his honor.

Dr. Irwin Ziment, professor emeritus of clinical medicine, died August 4, 2016. He was 80 years old. Dr. Ziment came to UCLA in 1968 as assistant professor of medicine, and he served as chief of medicine and chief of the pulmonology division at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center from 1975 to 2001. Dr. Ziment earned his MD from Cambridge University and Guy Hospital in London. He authored Respiratory Pharmacology and Therapeutics and was co-author of Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine.



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