ABE POLLIN

POLLIN--Abe. We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Abe Pollin. An outstanding leader and universally loved human being, Abe worked tirelessly to revitalize the Washington, DC, community and support the health of people across the country and around the world. Together with his beloved wife, Irene, he established the Pollin Prize in Pediatric Research, a unique honor awarded each year at NewYork-Presbyterian to biomedical and public health research scientists whose insights have made important improvements to children's health. Longstanding and enthusiastic supporters of our Hospital, they helped create the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, which was named in loving memory of their children Linda Joy and Kenneth Jay. They contributed to our Milstein Family Heart Center, which is due to open next year. And they supported research into progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare neurological disorder. The Pollins are an extraordinary and exemplary family, whose generosity and concern has touched the entire community. Motivated by a deep commitment to improve the public good, Abe leaves an enormous legacy of good works. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Irene; his sons Robert and James; and the entire Pollin family. Herbert Pardes, M.D., President and CEO NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Published in The New York Times on Nov. 27, 2009