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Dr. Charles Lewis, professor emeritus of health sciences, nursing and family medicine, died on January 7, 2010, in Los Angeles. He was 81 years old. Dr. Lewis’s chief area of interest was in physicians’ continuing education, particularly in the fields of AIDS, health education and health-services research.

Dr. Amos Norman, professor emeritus in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Radiological Sciences, died August 8, 2009, in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 87 years old. Dr. Norman was co-founder of the Medical Physics (now biomedical physics) Graduate Program in 1960.

Dr. Leena Peltonen-Palotie, founding chair of the Department of Human Genetics, died March 10, 2010. She was 57 years old. One of the world’s leading molecular geneticists, Dr. Peltonen-Palotie left her positions at the University of Helsinki and the Naitonal Public Health Institute to come to UCLA in 1998.

Dr. Eli Sercarz, professor emeritus of microbiology and molecular genetics, died November 3, 2009, in Topanga, Calif. He was 75 years old. Dr. Sercarz’s research helped reshape the field of immunology.


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