PAUL FRENETTE
FRENETTE -- Paul, M.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is deeply saddened by the death of our much beloved colleague, Dr. Paul Frenette. An internationally renowned scientist, inspiring leader, and devoted mentor, Paul's legacy will live on in the breadth of his research and in the dozens of students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members he has guided over his three decades in academic medicine. We will miss his sincere kindness, generosity, quiet humor, sharp mind, and gracious spirit. Paul was recruited to Einstein in 2010 to become the founding director and chair of the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research, where he recruited key faculty members and created a premier stem cell research institute. Paul, who was also a professor of medicine and of cell biology, was a brilliant and tremendously creative scientist who made significant contributions to medicine. Among his many contributions, his lab identified critical mechanisms underlying sickle cell-mediated vascular occlusion, described the bone marrow stem cell niche, and discovered that the nervous system regulates hematopoietic stem cell trafficking as well as prostate cancer progression. Paul was also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He served on the editorial boards of Blood and The Journal of Clinical Investigation, on the Medical Advisory Board of the New York Stem Cell Foundation, as chair of the scientific committee on thrombosis and vascular biology of the American Society of Hematology, and on multiple panels at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Nadine, and his children, Clara and Alberic. For those who wish to make a contribution in Paul's name, his family is establishing a fund in his memory at Einstein: https://www.einsteinmed.org/giving/frenette/ . Please note "In Memory of Paul Frenette, MD." Gordon F. Tomaselli, M.D. The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean Albert Einstein College of Medicine Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Montefiore Medicine Yaron Tomer, M.D. Professor and Chair, Medicine Montefiore and Einstein Arthur I. Skoultchi, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Cell Biology Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Published by New York Times on Jul. 29, 2021.
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Paul was such a smart and intelligent scientist, with disarming warmth, and humor. His great scientific achievements are only equaled by the humanity he always displayed. My very sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Paul.
Denis-Claude Roy, IUHOTC, HMR, Univ de Montréal
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October 3, 2021
I was deeply touched by modesty and eloquence of Paul . He was always very modest and humble inspire of his outstanding accomplishments. He will be missed dearly.
Kalpna Gupta
Work
August 6, 2021
Nos plus sincères condoléances
Claire Dubois et Daniel Thibault
Family
August 3, 2021
Dear Paul's family, and dear colleagues, A few years ago, I spent a few hours with Paul while hosting his lecture at our department and celebrating his discoveries over dinner. His team's work has always been exciting and impactful, and a favorite at our lab journal club series. Paul's departure leaves us all with a feeling of emptiness. Our deepest condolences to Paul's family, friends, and colleagues throughout the world.
Joao Pereira
Work
August 1, 2021
Véronique de Guitarre
July 30, 2021
SMF
July 30, 2021
Dear Clara and Alberic, You don't know me, but I know you. You were in a twin stroller when I visited Paul, a long time ago. I always admired your father and his work. He was a role model for many of my students and postdocs. A gentle soul and a great scientist.
Klaus Ley
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July 29, 2021
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July 29, 2021
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