My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I knew Dr. Steele while in graduate school at the UT School of Public Health. He was my advisor. He inspired me to pursue a career in public health after I completed my studies. To this day, 30 years later, I continue in public health serving the citzens of Houston.
I worked for Dr. Steele as a grad student at UTSPH. His stories of his work in Africa inspired and delighted me, time and again.
And now here I sit in a CDC office in Africa,working with the Kenyan Medical Research Institute - a place he would have loved! Dr. Steele was a great pioneer in tropical medicine and was a great inspiration to me, as I took my first steps in Public Health. I will light a candle for him here in Africa - in Kisumu, Kenya -- on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Brigetta, I am so sorry for your loss and I know how much you loved and cared for Jim. He had a remarkable life and I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am sorry I have a prior commitment or would attend the Memorial Service on Friday.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.