The Passing of a Scientific Giant

Very sad news: This past Sunday, a pioneer in the field of chemoprevention (protection against chronic disease) passed away on March 10th, at the age of 95.  Paul Talalay, M.D. was the founding director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center.  He was a mentor and an inspiration to very many of us who now work in the discipline he helped create.  He will be greatly missed by a large and extended family of trainees, colleagues, friends, and collaborators.  He touched so many people with his scientific elegance, rigor, precision, and creativity — driven by his desire to get to the truth of the matter, whatever that truth may have been.  He had a seven decade career, from which he never retired.  Preventing cancer and, later in his career, other chronic diseases, was his lifelong passion.  Obituaries can be viewed at Johns Hopkins, the Washington Post, or the Baltimore Sun.

         Paul Talalay, M.D. (1923 – 2019)

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