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May 2015
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Vincent A.T. Andriole, MD, FIDSA (1931-2015)

Vincent Anthony Thomas Andriole, MD, FIDSA, former president of IDSA, passed away on April 26, 2015 at age 83. Dr. Andriole, a renowned clinician, teacher, researcher, author and editor, was emeritus professor of medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and attending physician at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut.

He received his medical degree from Yale University and completed postgraduate training at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Yale University School of Medicine. In addition, he served in the Navy Reserve and with the US Public Health Service/NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Andriole was passionate about investigation; throughout his career, his research centered on the pathenogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of bacterial and fungal infections, and newer antimicrobial agents. He was also outspoken about the importance of teaching and mentoring and sharing his passion for ID with others. Dr. Andriole was the founder of the Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society—the first state infectious diseases society.

Dr. Andriole was the recipient of numerous awards including the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians and the Bristol Award (now the Alexander Fleming Award), the highest honor of IDSA.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Daria Louise DeRose Andriole, four children, and five grandchildren.

In Memoriam: William A. Craig, MD, FIDSA (1939-2015)

William Alexander Craig, MD, FIDSA, passed away on March 12, 2015 at age 75. Dr. Craig received his medical training at Tufts Medical School, followed by an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He joined the Wisconsin faculty as a founding member of the Infectious Disease Division in 1973. He was professor emeritus in infectious disease at his passing.

From early in his career, Dr. Craig was widely considered among the most knowledgeable in the world on the topic of antibiotics. He had a personal hand in the preclinical research of most antibiotics that have come to market in the last four decades.

Dr. Craig was awarded several prestigious honors including the Garrod Medal from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the Sanofi-Aventis Award from the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Bristol Award (now the Alexander Fleming Award), IDSA’s highest honor.

He was considered an extraordinarily generous mentor who inspired a passion for investigation and a dedication to scientific integrity in his trainees.

Dr. Craig is survived by Judy, his wife of 52 years, two children, and four grandchildren.

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