MILTON F. SHORE, Ph.D (Age 88)
On January 6, 2017, Milton Shore died peacefully, of complications from pneumonia, with his family at his bedside, at Georgetown University Hospital. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mindel; children, Alisa (Tim), Naemi (Rich) and Joel (Paige); and grandsons, Daniel, Ben, Jonathan and Zachary.
Milt graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Psychology and earned an MA and Ph.D. from Boston University in Clinical Psychology. He worked at the Worcester Child Guidance Clinic before relocating to Maryland for a position at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) as Associate Chief of the Mental Health Study Center. He held academic positions at area universities and received numerous honors and awards, among them the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service. He served as President of the American Orthopsychiatric Association and as the editor of its journal. He started a private practice which he continued to maintain until his death. He was described in a tribute as "scientist, practitioner, author, and child advocate par excellence over a long and distinguished career...The characteristic hallmark of his entire professional life has been attention to the needs of underserved children, as well as hospitalized children." A particularly significant contribution was his NIMH-published book, "Red is the Color of Hurting". Hospitals have incorporated the recommendations from the book to better serve the needs of hospitalized children. Because of his contributions, a children's hospital in Minneapolis placed a copy of his book in the cornerstone of their new building.
Interment was private; a memorial will be held in the summer. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Fund for the Advancement of Psychological Science, Association for Psychological Science, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 402, Washington, DC 20036-1218 or American Jewish World Service, 45 West 36th St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018-7904.