Bernadine Healy (1944–2011)

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Science  30 Sep 2011:
Vol. 333, Issue 6051, pp. 1836
DOI: 10.1126/science.1213786

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I met Bernadine Healy in 1991 when I served on the Director's Council of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was a kind and thoughtful friend. But most people, particularly women, who never knew the only woman to lead the NIH continue to benefit from her remarkable life, which sadly ended 6 August after a 12-year battle with brain cancer.