Dr. Victor Marder, a leader in the field of hematology research, died January 29, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. He was 80 years old. Dr. Marder was a professor of medicine and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He wrote numerous books and articles and was best known for his textbook series, Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice” (LWW, 6th edition 2012). He also played a significant role in the development of the major research journals and educational programs in his area of expertise.
Dr. Marshall T. Morgan, professor of clinical medicine and chief of emergency medicine, died April 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. He was 73 years old. Dr. Morgan received his MD from the University of Chicago in 1968. He joined the UCLA faculty as assistant professor of medicine and acting co-director of the UCLA Emergency Medical Center in 1974 and became medical director of the Emergency Medical Center in 1982. He served as chief of staff of the UCLA Medical Center from 2006-08. In 2007, Dr. Morgan received the Sherman M. Mellinkoff Faculty Award, which is considered by the faculty to be the highest honor of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and recognizes “the ideal of the finest in doctorpatient relationships and medical education.”
Dr. David State, an emeritus professor of surgery and gifted educator who was broadly recognized for his publications and research in gastrointestinal surgery, died April 20, 2015, in San Diego, California. He was 100 years old. After a distinguished career at several other institutions, Dr. State came to UCLA in 1971 as professor of surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and vice chair of surgery at UCLA, positions he held until 1981. His prior positions included director of the Cancer Detection Center at the University of Minnesota, director of the Department of Surgery at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.