Evelyn B. Wiener, 62, an internist and director of the University of Pennsylvania's Student Health Service, died Thursday, May 8, of ovarian cancer at Abington Memorial Hospital.
A Northeast Philadelphia native, Dr. Wiener lived in Elkins Park for 25 years.
The child of teachers who traveled on a shoestring, Dr. Wiener grew up spending summers camping in the national parks.
As an adult, she wrote and spoke about developments in travel medicine, and about data collection in college health centers that get patients from around the world.
"No words can express how much Evelyn's expertise, care, compassion, and strength imbued our world-class Student Health Service with its resonance and responsiveness to our students," said Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Penn's vice provost for University Life. "She set the bar high, and she made sure we crossed it."