In Memoriam

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we report the death of the following AACR members. The AACR is honored to recognize these outstanding members for their dedication to the association and to the field of cancer. Please note that this information is only that which has been volunteered to us by colleagues, friends, and family. The following list includes members who have passed away in the current year. Please email the Membership Department to share additional information on a deceased member.

Deceased Members in 2016

Ellen Stovall

Michael G. Brattain
(10/31/1947 - 3/5/2016)
Member since 1977

Michael Brattain, PhD, professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and associate director for basic research in the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, died March 5, 2016, at the age of 68. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

Holbrook E. Kohrt
(12/14/1977 - 2/24/2016)
Member since 2010

Holbrook Edwin Kidd Kohrt, MD, PhD, assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, died Feb. 24, 2016, at the age of 38. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

James J. Mezhir
(6/28/1973 - 2/3/2016)
Member since 2010

James J. Mezhir, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, died Feb. 3, 2016, at the age of 42.  Read more.

Ellen Stovall

Chung S. Park
(1/14/1942 - 1/18/2016)
Member since 2012

Chung S. Park, PhD, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, died Jan. 18, 2016, at the age of 74. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

George D. Sorenson
(12/24/1927 - 1/28/2016)
Member since 1979

George D. Sorenson, emeritus professor of pathology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Lebanon, New Hampshire, died Jan. 28, 2016, at the age of 88. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

Ellen L. Stovall
(12/2/1946 - 1/5/2016)
Member since 2001

Ellen L. Stovall, a health policy advisor and member of the American Association for Cancer Research, died January 5, 2016, at the age of 69. Read more.

Ellen Stovall

Jui H. Wang
(3/16/1921 - 1/17/2016)
Member since 2004

Jui Hsin Wang, PhD, emeritus member of the AACR, died Jan. 17, 2016, at the age of 94. Wang was the Einstein professor of science emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Read more.