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Memoir

John A. Jacquez
Regents' Proceedings 166

John A. Jacquez, M.D., professor of physiology in the Medical School and professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health, will retire from active faculty status on February 28, 1990, after a long and productive career as a teacher and researcher.

A native of France, Dr. Jacquez attended Cornell University from 1940-43 and received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1947. He undertook further research training as a fellow at Sloan-Kettering Institute and completed an internship at Kings County Hospital. In 1956, he was appointed assistant professor of biology at the Sloan-Kettering Division of the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Science; he was promoted to associate professor in 1958.

In 1962, Dr. Jacquez joined the University of Michigan with a joint appointment as associate professor of physiology in the School of Medicine and as associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health. He was promoted to professor of physiology in 1969 and professor of biostatistics in 1973. From 1985-87, he served as acting chair of the Department of Physiology. Dr. Jacquez has participated in a number of interdisciplinary programs, including the Dental Research Institute, the physiological acoustics program, and the Computing Center. He has continually played an important role in the organization and administration of the Department of Physiology's graduate degree program, and has trained a number of graduate students who are now leaders in their field.

Dr. Jacquez's research has involved the mathematical analysis of data dealing with a variety of subjects, ranging from the kinetics of cellular amino acid uptake to the transmission of AIDS. He received the Presidential Initiative Award for two consecutive years (1987-88) for his proposal on modeling AIDS infection. Among other services to his discipline, Dr. Jacquez has served as president of the Society of Mathematical Biology and editor of the Journal of Mathematical Biosciences.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health educator for his dedicated service by naming John A. Jacquez Professor Emeritus of Physiology and Professor Emeritus of Biostatistics.