November 7th 2008

Death of Emeritus Member I. Bernard Weinstein

I. Bernard Weinstein, M.D., Emeritus member of the Collegium Ramazzini, died on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, in New York City. He was 78. At the time of his death, Dr. Weinstein held four distinguished positions at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York: the Frode Jensen Professor of Medicine, Professor of Genetics and Development, Professor of Public Health, and Director Emeritus of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center. He was also an attending physician at the Presbyterian Hospital.

A founder of the fields of molecular carcinogenesis, molecular epidemiology, and preventive oncology, Dr. Weinstein made seminal contributions to basic cancer research, cancer prevention, and translational research during his long and productive career. His research findings have been documented in over 600 scientific publications.

The burial and funeral of Professor Weinstein were held in Madison, WI on November 5th. A memorial service will also be held in NYC in December. Memorial contributions may be made to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Columbia University Medical Center, 630 West 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

To read the obituary published in the Wisconsin State Journal: click here



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