Dr. Barbara Levey, retired assistant vice chancellor for biomedical affairs and adjunct professor of medicine and of molecular and medical pharmacology, died October 29, 2019. She was 84 years old. Throughout her career, Dr. Levey was a strong advocate of clinical pharmacology. She received National Institutes of Health grants to support training and research in clinical pharmacology, which a UCLA colleague called “her academic passion” that she supported “with every ounce of her being.”
Dr. Wallace William Tourtellotte, emeritus vice chair of neurology at UCLA and emeritus chief of neurology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, died July 29, 2019. He was 95 years old. Dr. Tourtellotte joined the UCLA faculty in 1971 as professor and vice chair of neurology and the VA as chief of neurology. Dr. Tourtellotte devoted much of his career as a physician and scientist to understanding the cause of and discovering a potential cure for multiple sclerosis.