Arthur Bernstein, former long-time associate professor
of cardiology, died on February 22 at the age of 94.
Bernstein was born in the Bronx, New York and was a Penn
alumnus, earning his B.A. in the College of Arts and Sciences
in 1930. He received an M.S. from the Graduate School of
Arts in 1931 and Sciences and graduated from the School
of Medicine in 1935.
1935 he was appointed assistant instructor of bacteriology
at Penn's School of Medicine, in 1956 he became an instructor
in cardiology and in 1959 was appointed associate professor
in cardiology. He left Penn in 1978 to become medical director
of Crossroads Health Plan and Essex County Health Organization
in New Jersey.
was a member of many professional societies including
the American College of Cardiology, American College of
American Heart Association, and American College of Chest
Physicians. He was also a diplomate of the American Board
of Internal Medicine.
Bernstein remained active at Penn throughout his career
as president of the University of Pennsylvania's North
Jersey Alumni Club receiving the Alumni Award of Merit
in 1974. He also established the Arthur Bernstein Cardiology
Library Fund in 1977, dedicated to the continuing purchase
of library materials in the field of cardiology.
is survived by his wife, Grace; children, Lory Greenbaum,
Larry Bernstein, Mickey Bernstein, Dr. Penny Bernstein
Lambert (CW '69, GFAS '78); six grandchildren and six great
grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to the University
of Pennsylvania or the Jewish Historical Society.
Joseph M. Guerrero, a retired draftsman in the physics
and astronomy department, died on February 29, at the age
of 67 of pulmonary fibrosis.
Guerrero, a native of Philadelphia, served in the U.S.
Army and was stationed in France during the Korean Conflict.
He joined Penn in 1962 as a draftsman and became a senior
draftsman in 1986, a position he held until he retired
is survived by his wife, Miriam Mann Guerrero, manager
of administration and finance of the English department;
three children, Marcelino, Felicia Davis-Fields, and Anthony;
and three grandchildren.
Niels Haugaard, emeritus professor of pharmacology, died
on January 15, at the age of 83.
Haugaard, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, left the country
after it was invaded by Germany. He received his undergraduate
degree from Swarthmore College in 1942 and earned his Ph.D.
in biochemistry from Penn in 1949. In 1945, he married
Ella Schwartzman, also a professor of pharmacology at the
School of Medicine. He often co-authored his early publications
with her. She died in 1980.
Haugaard published the classic series of studies on oxygen
toxicity with Dr. William Stadie in the Journal of Biological
Chemistry. He was one of the first scientists to study
oxygen toxicity, and his research focused on cellular energetics
and metabolism that resulted in many publications
in the fields of hormone actions, oxygen toxicity, mitochondrial
metabolism, which all had implications for the treatment
of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases. In 1952
he won a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Haugaard retired in 1987, but continued to work as a research
scientist in the lab of Dr. Robert Levin, a former graduate
student, and in 2001 won a University Research Foundation
Award for his work on lipoic acid.
is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Hauducoeur, his
Lisa, son David; stepchildren, Gregory and Pamela Tosi,
and Kimberly Patriarca; three grandchildren; and two brothers,
contributions may be sent to the Philadelphia Guild of
Handweavers, 3705 Main St., Philadelphia, PA, 19127.
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