Columbia Mourns the Loss of Dr. Allan Rosenfield
October 12, 2008
Dear fellow member of the Columbia community,
I am very sorry to say that Dr. Allan Rosenfield -- Dean Emeritus of
the Mailman School of Public Health, Professor of Population and Family
Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology -- passed away this morning
after a courageous battle with ALS.
Allan was a leading scholar
in women's health, a pioneer in addressing AIDS/HIV, an advocate and
caregiver for the poor and disadvantaged everywhere, a teacher to
everyone who came near him, a builder of institutions and especially of
the Mailman School of Public Health where he served as Dean for 22
remarkable years, and a dear friend to so many of us.
commitment to improving the lives of people all across the world, from
our own neighborhoods of upper Manhattan to the rural villages of
sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, was the personification of
everything we strive to achieve as a University community. Columbia
will miss him and the world will miss him. We send our condolences to
his wife, Clare, and his entire family.
Lee C. Bollinger