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Hon. Walter Annenberg | Dr. Carter | Ms. Semple | Dr. Szuba

Dr. Edward Carter, History and H&SS

Dr. Edward C. Carter, adjunct professor of history, and history and sociology of science, and the librarian of the American Philosophical Society, died on October 1, at the age of 74.

Dr. Carter received his A.B. in 1954 and his M.A. in American History in 1956 from Penn. He received his Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in 1962. Dr. Carter came to Penn as an adjunct professor in 1980 in the history department. In 1981 he also became an adjunct professor of history and sociology of science.

Dr. Carter had been the librarian for the American Philosophical Society since 1980 and from 1970-1995 was the editor in chief of The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, a ten-volume edition of the writings of the early American architect and engineer published by Yale University Press. Dr. Carter was responsible for the growth of acquisitions of manuscripts and books related to the history of science in the American Philosophical Society Library, including the papers of Nobel prize-winning geneticist Barbara McClintock, and the sketches of the 19th-century naturalist Titian Ramsay Peale.

He served as chairman of the Board of St. Stephen's School, president of the Independent Research Libraries Association, and member of the Board of the National Humanities Alliance, the Institute of Early American History and Culture, the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

Among his numerous accolades, Dr. Carter was elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, and in 1995 the library at St. Stephen's School was named in his honor.

Dr. Carter is survived by his wife, Louise W. Carter; and four stepdaughters, Charlotte Reilly, Sarah Treco, Katherine Maguire, and Lucy Bucknell, and his brother Paul.

A memorial service is being held at 11 a.m. on November 7, at Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to the Edward C. Carter, II, Library Fellowship Fund, American Philosophical Society Library, 105 S. Fifth St., Philadelphia 19106 or to St. Stephen's School, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003.

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Ms. Semple, Accounting Retired

Jane Semple, retired assistant to the chair of the accounting department, Wharton, died on September 14, at the age of 82.

Ms. Semple began her career at Penn in 1960 as a secretary in the accounting department at Wharton. In 1972 she became an administrative assistant and in 1981 assistant to the chair of the department. In 1984 she was appointed a bibliographic assistant and retired from Penn in 1985.

Ms. Semple is survived by a sister, Helen B. McCay; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140.

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Dr. Martin Szuba, Psychiatry

Dr. Martin P. Szuba, associate professor of psychiatry in the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, died on October 3, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 44 at his home in Haddonfield.

Dr. Szuba was also the director of the Laboratory for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and medical director of the Insomnia Program here. He received his B.S. in 1980 in zoology and an M.D. in 1984, both from the University of Michigan. He came to Penn in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine and became an assistant professor of psychiatry at HUP, clinician-educator track in 1999. This July he was promoted to associate professor of psychiatry at HUP.

"Marty was a remarkably talented and innovative psychiatric physician who was extremely committed to his patients, his trainees and his work. In recognition of Marty's excellence, the Martin P. Szuba Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Research was established this year by the Department of Psychiatry. Marty was aware of this newly created award, and he was very touched that the department would honor him and his work in this fashion. The award will be presented annually to a Department of Psychiatry faculty member with outstanding teaching abilities, ongoing clinical research, and a focus on translating research concepts and findings into clinically useful teaching" said Dr. Dwight L. Evans, department chair and the Ruth Meltzer Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Neuroscience. "Marty Szuba was known for his clarity, coherence, and openness as a teacher, and for his ability to bring research findings to bedside teaching and clinical care with compassion, humanism, and directness. He exemplified the ability to combine the art and science of medicine," Dr. Evans commented.

Dr. Szbua was a member of several national societies including the American Psychiatric Association, American Society for Clinical Psycho-pharmacology, and the International Society for Transcranial Stimulation. Prior to arriving at Penn, he held pastiness at UCLA's School of Medicine, and the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Dr. Szuba is survived by his wife, Geralyn, two sons, Jared and Michael, his father, Dr. Anthony Szuba, three brothers and two sisters. A viewing will be on Friday, October 11, 6-9 p.m. at the Hinski-Tomlinson Funeral Home, 81 Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield (856-429-5065). On Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m., there will be a funeral mass at Christ the King Church, Wood Lane and Hopkins Avenue, Haddonfield (856-429-1600).

The family requests that donations in his memory be made to National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, the International Society for Transmagnetic Stimulation, or the The American Cancer Society.

There is also a fund for the Szuba children: The Marty Szuba Fund, checks can be sent to: Dr. Dwight Evans, Dept. of Psychiatry, 305 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002