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Dr. Bernstein, Cardiology

Dr. Arthur Bernstein, former long-time associate professor of cardiology, died on February 22 at the age of 94.

Dr. 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.

In 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.

He was a member of many professional societies including the American College of Cardiology, American College of Angiology, American Heart Association, and American College of Chest Physicians. He was also a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. 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.

He 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.

Mr. Guerrero, Physics

Mr. Joseph M. Guerrero, a retired draftsman in the physics and astronomy department, died on February 29, at the age of 67 of pulmonary fibrosis.

Mr. 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 in 2000.

He 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.

Dr. Haugaard, Pharmacology

Dr. Niels Haugaard, emeritus professor of pharmacology, died on January 15, at the age of 83.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Hauducoeur, his daughter, Lisa, son David; stepchildren, Gregory and Pamela Tosi, and Kimberly Patriarca; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan and Erikhis.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers, 3705 Main St., Philadelphia, PA, 19127.


To Report A Death

Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136  or e-mail



  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 25, March 16, 2004