From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mike Bloom, our very longtime Vice Chair for Administration and Business Manager of the Department of Psychiatry. Mike passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 after an almost 4 year battle with cancer. The Department of Psychiatry has established the
Mike Bloom Staff Excellence Award, which on an annual basis will recognize a Department of Psychiatry staff member whose exemplary performance reflects Mike’s values and contributions. Details of a memorial service will be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers the family requests gifts be made to the
North Coast Repertory Theater.
Please join me in wishing his wife, Mary Anne and Mike’s family our deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful person.
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From Igor Grant, MD, Department Chair: With great sadness I want to share that Lew Judd, our Chair from 1977 to 2013, passed away on December 16, 2018. We will celebrate his incredible contributions, not just to our Department, School, and University, but the field of Mental Health internationally in the new year. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to one of the following: The
Department of Psychiatry Lewis L. Judd Recognition Fund or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Here are links to the
NAMI national office and the
NAMI San Diego chapter. Please join me in wishing our sincere condolences to Professor Patricia Judd and family.
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