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Mr. Joseph, Wharton Student

Jose Joseph, 20, of Venice, Florida, died October 26.

He was born January 17, 1981, in Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from Pine View School in 1999. He was a junior at the Wharton School.

He is survived by his parents Dr. and Mrs. Kuncheria Joseph; and his sister Maya Joseph; and his dog Trump.


Dr. Grimes, Ophthalmology

Dr. Patricia A. Grimes, associate professor emeritus of ophthalmology, died on September 16 at the age of 68, after an extended struggle with cancer.

Dr. Grimes was highly regarded for her expertise in histology and anatomy of the eye. After receiving her B.A. from Seton Hill College, Dr. Grimes began her research career in the laboratory of Dr. Ludwig von Sallmann at Columbia University and accompanied him to NIH when he became director of the Ophthalmology Branch, NINCDS, the predecessor to the National Eye Institute. Even before obtaining an advanced degree, Dr. Grimes established herself in the ophthalmology research community with seminal contributions in the areas of lens, experimental cataract and ocular innervation. After Dr. von Sallmann's death, Dr. Grimes continued her research in the Laboratory of Neurophysiology, NINCDS, until 1976 when she enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Penn.

After receiving her degree, she was appointed assistant professor of ophthalmology in 1982 and promoted to associate professor of ophthalmology with a secondary appointment in the department of cell and developmental biology in 1988. Besides studying experimental diabetic retinopathy, she continued to make important contributions in the areas of basic lens research and ocular innervation and was a valued member of the vision science research group. Importantly, she was always available for her laboratory colleagues and for the many students and fellows who sought ophthalmic research training.

She made notable teaching contributions in the medical student histology course, and she received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Medicine. For many years, she was the Faculty Affirmative Action Officer for the School of Medicine. Even after retiring in 1999, Dr. Grimes continued to work part-time, studying lens development.

An internationally known ocular histologist and anatomist, Dr. Grimes had many colleagues and collaborators at Penn, elsewhere in the U.S. and around the world. The breadth and depth of her knowledge about the eye, her balanced and critical approach to research and her unquestioned professional integrity will be missed by her many friends in the ophthalmic research community. Dr. Grimes was devoted to her family--her mother, her sister and her sister's family. We share with them the loss of a valued member of our community.

--Dr. Richard A. Stone,
William C. Frayer Professor of Ophthalmology

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001


November 6, 2001
Volume 48 Number 11

The Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr. Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Dr. Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research.
Dr. Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor in Greek.
A special section of Knowledge@Wharton, a Wharton web site, provides Survival Strategies for the Post -Attack Economy.
The University Council meets on Wednesday for the annual reports on the State of the University.
The Trustees approve resolutions and report on finances, facilities, external affairs, neighborhood initiatives, investments and more at their fall meetings.
The Code of Conduct for Penn Apparel Licensees is republished in accordance with its obligation for public accountability.
Respecting intellectual property rights is a responsibility taken seriously by Penn; allegations and infringements are investigated.
A Commitment to Our Community is the theme of the Penn's Way 2002 workplace charitable campaign which has a goal of raising $400,000.