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Remembering Colleagues

By Eddy Ball
April 2007

Nutritionist and toxicologist Frank Kari died on March 13 from cancer after a period of declining health. He was an intramural scientist at NIEHS for 21 years and performed research in the National Toxicology Program and the DIR before moving into the Office of the Scientific Director. He will be missed by his colleagues and collaborators, as well as by the young scientists whose careers were influenced by his work.

Deborah Swope, of the Office of Fellows Career Development, passed away on March 26 after an extended struggle against cancer. Her many friends at the Institute will miss her as will the hundreds of postdoctoral fellows she helped in the course of her career. Swope began at NIEHS as a postdoctoral fellow and later became director of the Office of Postdoctoral Education, helping NIEHS achieve consistently high rankings as one of the "Best Places to Work for Postdocs."

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