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June 1, 2011 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat James had a doctor's appointment May 11 when the television news beamed into the waiting room announcing that Delaware's governor had just signed a same-sex civil union bill into law. Two patients sitting across from her shook their heads in disgust. "Can you believe that?" one said to the other. "It's terrible what they're doing!" James bit her tongue. She's 60 years old and tired of challenging everyone who makes homophobic remarks. Whether they're intended to hurt or, as in this case, simply careless, the assault of a thousand tiny cuts feels relentless.
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September 2, 2004 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Helga Francis Hollering Havas, 88, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Temple University School of Medicine for more than 40 years and a cancer researcher, died of congestive heart failure last Thursday at Rydal Park, a retirement community in Abington. She was a longtime resident of Abington before moving four years ago to Rydal Park. Born in Vienna, Austria, she met her future husband, political activist and physicist Peter Havas, during a political demonstration at the Austrian parliament.
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March 25, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Judy Petrillo De Obaldia, 63, of Moorestown, microbiology laboratory supervisor at Cooper University Hospital from 1981 to 1996, died of breast cancer Thursday, March 19, at home. Born in Long Branch, N.J., Mrs. De Obaldia graduated from Moorestown High School in 1969 and earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology at the University of Rhode Island in 1975. From the time she was 12 until she left home for college, she owned a quarter horse named Hello Dolly, and at times competed in horse shows.
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April 18, 1986 | By Steve Kloehn, Special to The Inquirer
Today's dedication of the Lewis Thomas Laboratory for Molecular Biology marks the resurrection of the study of life sciences at Princeton University - a process that has consumed $46 million in less than three years. Now, molecular biology studies at Princeton will be able to compete with leading departments around the nation, according to Dr. Arnold J. Levine, department chairman, and will contribute to international research. The money has come from many sources, cemented by a $10 million donation in November from Laurance Rockefeller 3d, a Princeton alumnus.
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January 3, 1997 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Committal prayers will be offered at 11:30 a.m. today at the Church of St. Andrew in Newtown Township for Dr. Maureen Hechtel Bocchieri, 57, a Newtown Township professor of small-animal science and well-known immunologist. Dr. Bocchieri died Monday at the St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township, Bucks County, after being struck by a minivan while crossing the Route 413 Bypass in Newtown Township about 8 p.m. A Newark, N.J., native, Dr. Bocchieri was raised in Irvington, N.J., where she graduated from high school.
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September 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU COULD not develop a passion for microbiology, you would have been advised to stay away from Norm Willett. "Norm is the consummate microbiologist," a colleague once said. "He loves microbiology. " Not only did he love it, he wanted other people to love it, too. "His enthusiasm for communicating it to everyone, no matter what their status - student, colleague or administrator - is evident in even short conversations," Toby K. Eisenstein, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Temple University School of Medicine, said in a tribute to Norm.
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April 20, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Gots, 88, a professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania who conducted genetic research in the early 1950s, before scientists knew much about DNA, died of a stroke Sunday at an assisted-living facility in Silver Spring, Md. A longtime resident of Flourtown, he had moved to Silver Spring in 2004 to be near his son. Raised in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia, Dr. Gots graduated from Central High School in 1934....
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September 8, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Leonard J. Zubrzycki, 82, of Pennsauken, who retired in 1994 as a professor of microbiology and immunology at Temple University School of Medicine, died Thursday, Sept. 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, after a heart attack. Besides teaching at the medical school, "he directed the teaching laboratories in medical microbiology for most of his career at Temple," Dr. Toby Eisenstein said in a phone interview. Eisenstein, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Temple medical school, said she was a longtime colleague of Dr. Zubrzycki.
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October 30, 1999 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gerald D. Shockman, 73, a microbiologist and retired professor at Temple University School of Medicine, died Wednesday of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As a research scientist, Dr. Shockman was an authority on cell-wall assembly. He studied the walls of bacteria cells and what happens to those walls when the bacteria dissolve after being attacked by an antibiotic. His work provided seminal information on how cell-wall assembly proceeds and how antibiotics such as penicillin inhibit bacterial growth.
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May 28, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph T. McGrellis Jr., 67, of Williamstown, a science and math professor at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 40 years known for his ability to connect with students, died Sunday, May 23, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden of severe head trauma from an accident. Shortly after receiving a master's degree in microbiology from Rutgers University in 1968, Dr. McGrellis landed a teaching position at Atlantic Cape Community College. He loved the interaction with students and knew right away he would be a college professor the rest of his career.
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March 25, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Judy Petrillo De Obaldia, 63, of Moorestown, microbiology laboratory supervisor at Cooper University Hospital from 1981 to 1996, died of breast cancer Thursday, March 19, at home. Born in Long Branch, N.J., Mrs. De Obaldia graduated from Moorestown High School in 1969 and earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology at the University of Rhode Island in 1975. From the time she was 12 until she left home for college, she owned a quarter horse named Hello Dolly, and at times competed in horse shows.
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September 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU COULD not develop a passion for microbiology, you would have been advised to stay away from Norm Willett. "Norm is the consummate microbiologist," a colleague once said. "He loves microbiology. " Not only did he love it, he wanted other people to love it, too. "His enthusiasm for communicating it to everyone, no matter what their status - student, colleague or administrator - is evident in even short conversations," Toby K. Eisenstein, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Temple University School of Medicine, said in a tribute to Norm.
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September 8, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Leonard J. Zubrzycki, 82, of Pennsauken, who retired in 1994 as a professor of microbiology and immunology at Temple University School of Medicine, died Thursday, Sept. 4, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, after a heart attack. Besides teaching at the medical school, "he directed the teaching laboratories in medical microbiology for most of his career at Temple," Dr. Toby Eisenstein said in a phone interview. Eisenstein, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Temple medical school, said she was a longtime colleague of Dr. Zubrzycki.
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January 26, 2013 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Melissa Ketunuti was upbeat, positive, and incredibly smart - the kind of medical student a professor who has taught hundreds of young people still recalls vividly years after her graduation. That's the assessment of Robert Siegel, a former Stanford Medical School professor of Ketunuti, the 35-year-old pediatrician and researcher at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who was found strangled, bound, and set on fire Monday in her Naudain Street home. Jason Smith, a 36-year-old Levittown exterminator, was charged Thursday with Ketunuti's death.
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April 24, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Irving Millman, 88, a microbiologist who helped develop the first hepatitis B vaccine while working at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, died of natural causes April 17 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He had lived in the nation's capital for the last decade. In the 1960s, Dr. Millman collaborated with researcher Dr. Baruch Blumberg in the latter's laboratory at the cancer center to create the vaccine, which is credited with saving millions of lives worldwide.
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June 1, 2011 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pat James had a doctor's appointment May 11 when the television news beamed into the waiting room announcing that Delaware's governor had just signed a same-sex civil union bill into law. Two patients sitting across from her shook their heads in disgust. "Can you believe that?" one said to the other. "It's terrible what they're doing!" James bit her tongue. She's 60 years old and tired of challenging everyone who makes homophobic remarks. Whether they're intended to hurt or, as in this case, simply careless, the assault of a thousand tiny cuts feels relentless.
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May 28, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph T. McGrellis Jr., 67, of Williamstown, a science and math professor at Atlantic Cape Community College for more than 40 years known for his ability to connect with students, died Sunday, May 23, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden of severe head trauma from an accident. Shortly after receiving a master's degree in microbiology from Rutgers University in 1968, Dr. McGrellis landed a teaching position at Atlantic Cape Community College. He loved the interaction with students and knew right away he would be a college professor the rest of his career.
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April 20, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joseph Gots, 88, a professor of microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania who conducted genetic research in the early 1950s, before scientists knew much about DNA, died of a stroke Sunday at an assisted-living facility in Silver Spring, Md. A longtime resident of Flourtown, he had moved to Silver Spring in 2004 to be near his son. Raised in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia, Dr. Gots graduated from Central High School in 1934....
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