The IUNS has received the sad news today that Professor Gail Harrison of UCLA Public Health has passed away. Many will know her as she has been active in IUNS and was the long-term partner of Osman Galal, who was IUNS Secretary General for 3 terms of office from 1997.
Professor Harrison was involved in many teaching and research endeavours, focusing on the nutrition and health of impoverished children, mothers, and families. She was repeatedly called upon to consult with the World Health Organization, US Women Infants and Children feeding program (WIC), and UNICEF and was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine in 2003.
A memorial website has been set up for her to which those of you who know her could add memories:
The IUNS council expresses their deepest condolences to Professor Harrisons’ family for their loss.