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Isabelle Rapin, MD (1927-2017)
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Updated February 09, 2020
isabelle rapin The International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) is deeply saddened to hear the passing of Isabelle Rapin, MD. Dr Rapin, a true giant in the field of child neurology has helped found the International Child Neurology Association and has been a staunch supporter of its activities and ICNApedia all her life. Dr Rapin was a member of the first executive board of the ICNA (1973–1975) and Chairman of the Program Committee for the first ICNA Congress October 6–10, 1975 held in Toronto.She was also the recipient of the ICNA Frank R. Ford Award in...
Professor Yavuz Renda (1932-2015)
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Prof Haluk Topaloğlu
Prof Haluk Topaloğlu
Updated February 11, 2020
The founding father of Turkish Child Neurology, Professor Yavuz Renda (b.1932) has passed away on the 24th of July, 2015 after a long illness. His family roots aided Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the construction of Modern Turkey in 1923. Professor Renda established the backbones of our discipline in Turkey starting from early 1960s. This was parallel to the blossom of Child Neurology worldwide. Yavuz Renda graduated from Ankara University Medical School in 1955. Between 1956 and 1960 he was trained as a Paediatric resident at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St....
Professor Jean Aicardi (1926-2015)
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Updated February 09, 2020
Jean Aicardi was arguably the greatest child neurologist of the modern era, an internationally renowned French child neurologist who wrote his textbooks in English. His name will live on in the two separate conditions that he described—Aicardi syndrome and Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS). His name will also live on through his several textbooks, all written in English, and through his friends, colleagues, and pupils (over 100 fellows trained with him) throughout the world. Most of his work was done in Paris, but in later years he also held posts in Miami, Florida (as Visiting Scientist), at the Institute of Child...
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Updated February 09, 2020
The founding father of Turkish Child Neurology, Professor Yavuz Renda (b.1932) has passed away peacefully on the 24th of July, 2015 after a long illness. His family roots aided Mustapha Kemal Atatürk in the construction of Modern Turkey in 1923. Professor Renda established the backbones of our discipline in Turkey starting from early 1960s. This was parallel to the blossoming of Child Neurology worldwide. Professor Renda was a great teacher and a spirit to his pupils. He had deep concerns for the benefit of his patients and their families. He was a considerate man to his colleagues and juniors....
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Updated February 09, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Professor Jean François Marie Aicardi in Paris. A world-renowned physician and child neurologist, Professor Aicardi had friends, students and patients from all over the world . A true giant of Paediatric Neurology, his passing is indeed a great loss to the world of child neurology and to the countless friends and colleagues all over the world. The International Child Neurology Association express it's deepest condolence on the demise of this truly inspirational Child Neurologist. Jean François Marie Aicardi studied at the Paris Medical School and became an...
Dr Masaya Segawa [1936 - 2014]
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Updated February 09, 2020
We are deeply saddened to report that Professor Masaya Segawa, MD, PhD, the director of Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children, Tokyo, Japan, took his last breath at 18:15 on December 14, 2014, at age of 78 year-old from a disease to which he fought till the end courageously. His extreme courage is based on his belief as a physician, sincere thought for life and his noble heritage. He was an exceptionally hard worker, and a man with the kindness, warm heart,a humor and a beautiful smile. His contribution in the medical field and warm friendship to...
Yukio Fukuyama
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Updated February 09, 2020
thumb FUKUYAMA 2-1 5b8b0 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Yukio Fukuyama, a true pioneer in the field of pediatric neurology who chaired the Department of Pediatrics at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, for a quarter of a century, teaching and mentoring young doctors and leading us into the 21st century. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments are a testament to his commitment to patients, their families, the university, his coworkers and advances in pediatric neurology worldwide. He will be sorely missed by friends and colleagues alike, thanks to his tireless efforts to...
Heinz F. R. Prechtl (1927 - 2014)
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Updated February 09, 2020
Born in Vienna on the 6th of July 1927, Heinz F. R. Prechtl studied medicine, zoology, and anthropology at the University of Vienna. In 1951, he followed his mentor, the founder of ethology and later Nobel Prize laureate Konrad Lorenz to the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology in Buldern, Germany. Within five years his observational focus had moved from birds, lizards, salamanders, and cats to human infants. In 1955 he published a series of films on the sucking, grasping, posture and locomotion of human newborns and infants. His groundbreaking ideas and scientific vision led him...
Robert A Ouvrier
News DR Dr Robert Rust Updated February 09, 2020
Robert Ouvrier was born on 17 May, 1940 to parents whose families had migrated to Australia in the early 19th Century. His father had been among the Australian soldiers who served with considerable distinction in combat at the Franco-Belgian front during the First World War. Not long after Robert’s birth his father was called up to serve in the Second World War as well. Robert distinguished himself throughout his pre-collegiate education. A keen reader and student of languages, he graduated with Honors in Latin and French. His B. Sc in Medicine with...
Shaul Harel, MD
News DR Dr Robert Rust Updated February 09, 2020
Shaul Harel was born Charlie Hilsberg in Brussels, Belgium in 1937, the youngest of five children. His father was a haberdasher and a Cantor, distinguished for his particularly beautiful voice. A happy childhood and formal education were irrevocably and brutally disrupted at age five. In the first stage of Nazi occupation of Belgium his oldest brother volunteered to do agricultural work in Germany with the promise that this would save further trouble to his family.Shaul harel_4 He was sent to Auschwitz. The deportation and deaths of Shaul's parents and his becoming one of the "hidden children" followed. Dr. Harel...
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