GRIMES | JOSE JOSEPH
Joseph, Wharton Student
20, of Venice, Florida, died October 26.
He was born January
17, 1981, in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from Pine View School
in 1999. He was a junior at the Wharton School.
He is survived
by his parents Dr. and Mrs. Kuncheria Joseph; and his sister Maya
Joseph; and his dog Trump.
GRIMES | JOSE JOSEPH
Patricia A. Grimes, associate professor emeritus of ophthalmology,
died on September 16 at the age of 68, after an extended struggle
Dr. Grimes was
highly regarded for her expertise in histology and anatomy of
the eye. After receiving her B.A. from Seton Hill College, Dr.
Grimes began her research career in the laboratory of Dr. Ludwig
von Sallmann at Columbia University and accompanied him to NIH
when he became director of the Ophthalmology Branch, NINCDS, the
predecessor to the National Eye Institute. Even before obtaining
an advanced degree, Dr. Grimes established herself in the ophthalmology
research community with seminal contributions in the areas of
lens, experimental cataract and ocular innervation. After Dr.
von Sallmann's death, Dr. Grimes continued her research in the
Laboratory of Neurophysiology, NINCDS, until 1976 when she enrolled
in the Ph.D. program at Penn.
her degree, she was appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology
in 1982 and promoted to associate professor of ophthalmology with
a secondary appointment in the department of cell and developmental
biology in 1988. Besides studying experimental diabetic retinopathy,
she continued to make important contributions in the areas of
basic lens research and ocular innervation and was a valued member
of the vision science research group. Importantly, she was always
available for her laboratory colleagues and for the many students
and fellows who sought ophthalmic research training.
She made notable
teaching contributions in the medical student histology course,
and she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School
of Medicine. For many years, she was the Faculty Affirmative Action
Officer for the School of Medicine. Even after retiring in 1999,
Dr. Grimes continued to work part-time, studying lens development.
known ocular histologist and anatomist, Dr. Grimes had many colleagues
and collaborators at Penn, elsewhere in the U.S. and around the
world. The breadth and depth of her knowledge about the eye, her
balanced and critical approach to research and her unquestioned
professional integrity will be missed by her many friends in the
ophthalmic research community. Dr. Grimes was devoted to her family--her
mother, her sister and her sister's family. We share with them
the loss of a valued member of our community.
--Dr. Richard A.
William C. Frayer Professor of Ophthalmology