Glenn Thomas

Glenn Thomas

Glenn Thomas, AIDS and Ebola expert and spokesperson for the World Health Organization. Ebola expert Glenn Thomas was among the 298 people who were killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down and crashed in Ukraine. It is understood he was one of more than...
Melissa Ketunuti

Melissa Ketunuti

Melissa Ketunuti died January 2013. Firefighters find charred body of murdered pediatrician who was hog-tied, strangled and set on fire in her basement Dr. Kentunuti worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and dedicated her whole life to being a doctor and...
Stephen Lagakos

Stephen Lagakos

Stephen Lagakos, 63, died October 12, 2009 in an auto collision. Stephen’s wife Regina, 61, and his mother, Helen, 94, were also killed in the crash, as was the driver of the other car, Stephen Krause, 52, of Keene, N.H. Lagakos centered his efforts on several...
Lee Jong-woo

Lee Jong-woo

Lee Jong-woo, age 61, died on May 22, 2006 after suffering a blood clot on the brain. Lee was spearheading the organization’s fight against global threats from bird flu, AIDS and other infectious diseases. WHO director-general since 2003, Lee was his...
John R. La Montagne

John R. La Montagne

John R. La Montagne, age 61, died on November 2, 2004. Montagne Died while in Mexico, no cause stated, later disclosed as pulmonary embolism. He was a PhD and Head of US Infectious Diseases unit under Tommie Thompson. Montagne Was NIAID Deputy Director and an expert...
Dr. Assefa Tulu

Dr. Assefa Tulu

Dr. Assefa Tulu, age 45, died June 24, 2004. Dr. Tulu joined the health department in 1997 and served for five years as the county’s lone epidemiologist. He was charged with tracking the health of the country, including the spread of diseases, such as syphilis,...
Dr. Leland Rickman

Dr. Leland Rickman

Dr. Leland Rickman, age 47., died on June 24, 2003. Rickman died while on a teaching assignment in Lesotho, a small country bordered on all sides by South Africa. He was a UC San Diego expert on infectious diseases and, since September 11, 2001 a consultant on...
Tanya Holzmayer

Tanya Holzmayer

Tanya Holzmayer, age 46, died on February 28, 2002. Two dead microbiologists in San Francisco. While taking delivery of a pizza, Tanya Holzmayer was shot and killed by a colleague, Guyang “Mathew” Huang, 38, who then apparently shot himself. Holzmayer...
Tanya Holzmayer

David W. Barry

David W. Barry, age 58, died on January 28, 2002. He was a Scientist who co-discovered AZT, the antiviral drug that is considered the first effective treatment for AIDS. Circumstances of death are unknown.  
Dr. Benito Que

Dr. Benito Que

Dr. Benito Que, age 52, was found on November 12, 2001 and later died on December 6, 2001. He was found Comatose from what was called a mugging and died later in the hospital. He was found in the street near the laboratory where he worked at the University of Miami...
Tanya Holzmayer

Walter W. Shervington, M.D.

Walter W. Shervington, M.D., age 62, died on April 15, 2000 of cancer at Tulane Medical Hospital. He was an extensive writer/ lecturer/ researcher about mental health and AIDS in the African American community. Walter W. Shervington, M.D., age 62, died on April 15,...
Tanya Holzmayer

Jonathan Mann

Jonathan Mann, age 51, died September 1998 in SwissAir Flight 111 over Canada. He was founding director of the World Health Organization’s global Aids program and founded Project SIDA in Zaire, the most comprehensive Aids research effort in Africa at the time,...
Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D.

Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D.

Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D., age 46, died on July 10, 1998 in a traffic accident while visiting family in Tennessee. She was an associate professor with tenure in the pulmonary division of the Department of Medicine at CWRU and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was...
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