Tuesday, 8 January 2019

John Mendelsohn, American pharmacologist, Died at 82


John Mendelsohn was born on August 31, 1936 and died on January 7, 2019.

He was a president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Mendelsohn was an internationally recognized leader in cancer research.

He served as MD Anderson president from 1996 to 2011.

When Ronald DePinho became president, John Mendelsohn stepped down September 1, 2011.

He remained on the faculty as co-director of the new Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy.

Also, Mendelsohn served as a senior fellow in health and technology at the Baker Institute.

He was not a full-time president of MD Anderson.

After that John Mendelsohn showed less interest in his expertise in laboratory research and clinical trials to leading an institution that employs about 18,000 people and serves 100,000 patients yearly, with a budget of more than $3.3 billion.

John Mendelsohn passed away at 82 years old.