Dr. Jivn Ren Chen
Shreveport, LA - Dr. Jivn Ren Chen, 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Chen was a native of Taipei, Taiwan and a resident of Shreveport, LA for 31 years. He was President and Director of Research and Development at Sage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Shreveport. Previously, he was the Director of Research and Development at Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Shreveport, and the Group Leader in Product Development at Bristol-Meyers Squibb in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Chen received his PhD in Formulation Research at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa and graduated from the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He also served in the military in the Medical Corp after his college graduation.
Dr. Chen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Shiow Min; three daughters, Dr. Jocelyn Chen, Emily Chen (Chris J. Carrera), Judy Chen (Dr. Michael Gamboa); son, David Chen; and two grandchildren, Jake Gamboa and Noah Gamboa.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in Shreveport Times from Oct. 18 to Oct. 20, 2013