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Vol. 33 No. 5
September-October 2011

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In Memoriam

Frederick William Sunderman Jr., B.S.c, MD, died 1 April 2011 in Middlebury, Vermont, at the age of 79. Bill was a founding member of the IUPAC Division of Clinical Chemistry in 1972. He served as chair of the Commission on Toxicology from 1972–1981 and as division president from 1981–1985. He remained active in IUPAC for some years afterwards and was elected an Emeritus Fellow of the Division of Chemistry and Human Health in 2010.

Sunderman was born in Philadelphia and graduated with his MD in 1955. After a period as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he served as chief of the Clinical Chemistry Service at the U.S. Naval Medical School in Bethesda, he began his distinguished academic career as a scientist and teacher with a professorship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In 1968, he moved to Farmington, Connecticut, where he was a professor and chair of pharmacology, nutrition, and toxicology at the University of Connecticut Medical School until his retirement in 1997. Sunderman remained active in retirement, as a research professor of pathology at the University of Vermont and a visiting scholar in chemistry and biochemistry at Middlebury College. He published 258 research papers, 87 reviews, and 18 books, mostly in the area of metal toxicology. He was for many years the world’s leading authority on nickel toxicology and in 1992 received an IUPAC Achievement Award for his research on nickel. He is remembered fondly by many as an always enthusiastic and supportive colleague and mentor.

Kazuyuki Horie, “Kaz,” died on 29 April 2011 in Tokyo. Professor emeritus of The University of Tokyo and retired professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Horie was a longtime member of the IUPAC Polymer Division and in particular its Subcommittee of Polymer Terminology. He became an associate member of the Macromolecular Division in its Nomenclature Commission in 1996, becoming a titular member in 1998. He continued when the Macromolecular Division became the Polymer Division and then became a member of the Subcommittee on Polymer Terminology.

Horie was particularly active in many projects of the subcommittee and he was also involved in the translation of IUPAC recommendations into Japanese. He successfully initiated IUPAC projects and contributed significantly to many of them, including two recent projects: Guidelines for the Abbreviation of Polymer Names and the Glossary of Terms Related to Thermal and Thermomechanical Properties of Polymers. IUPAC has lost not only a knowledgeable member and a distinguished scientist but a true friend and a perfect ambassador of his country and its scientific community.

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