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October 11, 2011, Volume 58, No. 07

Mr. McDuffie, Netter Center


Derek A. McDuffie, a staff member of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships since 2008, died September 23 at the age of 37.

Mr. McDuffie was educated by the Philadelphia public and parochial school system. “Derek’s determination, perseverance, and resilience are what took him from a custodial worker at Belmont Charter School to an Operations Coordinator for the Netter Center’s Out-of-School-Time program at West Philadelphia High School,” said colleagues in the Netter Center. “Many [students] graduated high school because of the support, counsel, and love that Derek gave to them.”

Mr. McDuffie is survived by his sons, Derek J. and JoVon D. McDuffie; mother, Hazel V. Heard; sister, Erika Heard; brother, Alphonso McDuffie and his wife Keshia McDuffie-Sanders.  





Dr. Stevens, Surgery


Dr. Lloyd W. Stevens, emeritus professor of clinical surgery, passed away September 25 at age 97.

A Philadelphia native and Penn alum, Dr. Stevens received his undergraduate degree in 1933 and his medical degree in 1937. He graduated first in his class, was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society, and was the recipient of the Packard Prize in Clinical Medicine. He joined the Penn faculty in the department of surgery after completing his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He became emeritus in 1979.

Dr. Stevens was director of surgery at the Presbyterian Medical Center from 1959 to 1979.He served as president of the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital from 1959 to 1961 and again from 1970 to 1973.

In addition to his service at the Presbyterian Medical Center, he was formerly a member of the surgical staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Graduate Hospital, the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia General Hospital where he served as the visiting chief of surgery from 1950 through 1976.

Dr. Stevens served as the surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1945 to 1949.

He was the author of 35 papers in various journals of medicine and surgery as well as a contributing author to numerous chapters in different medical textbooks.

A member of many professional organizations, Dr. Stevens received a citation from the Dominican Republic Gastroenterological Society and was awarded the Roth Award for Excellence in Teaching and Practice in the field of gastroenterology.

Dr. Stevens is survived by his wife, Eleanor Van Dyke Stevens; children, Mary Ellen Stevens, Carol A. Hovey, Richard A. Darwin, Susan W. Plaza, David R. Darwin and Susan M. Corl; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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Almanac appreciates being informed of the deaths of current and former faculty and staff members, students, and other members of the University community.

However, notices of alumni deaths should be directed to the Alumni Records Office at Room 545, Franklin Building, (215) 898-8136 or e-mail record@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

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