We honor the memory of members of the PHACS network who have passed on, and who made lasting and significant contributions to the the research and treatment of pediatric HIV.
Dr. Tracie Miller, MD dedicated her career to practicing medicine as a pediatric gasteroenterologist and to research where she was a leader in the field of pediatric HIV disease focusing on the intersection of HIV and nutrition for children. Dr. Miller was an integral part of the PHACS network since its inception when she developed the research agenda on nutrition, growth and metabolism, ultimately producing many important findings. She was Director of the Pediatric Clinical Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and was a valuable mentor to so many in the clinical and research communities.
Donations in Dr. Miller's honor can be made to the National Cancer Institute via letter. The letter should include the donor name, address, the name of the loved one that the donor would like NCI to acknowledge for a memorial donation (optional), and their request to have the funding used to support Dr. Jung-Min Lee's ovarian cancer research in the Women’s Malignancies Branch: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/overview/contributing#1
Please address the letter to:
Chris Corey, Director, Administrative Resource Center – Center for Cancer Research
Office of Management, National Cancer Institute
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 31, Room 3A19
Bethesda, MD 20892
A physician faces her own ovarian cancer
Dr. William T. Shearer, MD, PhD was the founder and former Chief of the Allergy and Immunology Service at Texas Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. He was a luminary in the field of allergy and immunology, most famous for his innovative care of David, “The Bubble Boy” Vetter in 1979, which led to revolutionary immunologic discoveries. He aggressively pursued his passions in basic and clinical research in primary and secondary immunodeficiency with continuous NIH funding during his 40 year tenure. He published over 400 journal articles and 86 book chapters over his career and was a Chief Editor for Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice, the premier immunology textbook, since 1996.