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Edward J. Stemmler, Medication | College of Pennsylvania Almanac

Edward J. Stemmler, Medication | College of Pennsylvania Almanac

Edward J. Stemmler, Medication

Edward J. Stemmler, Medication | College of Pennsylvania AlmanacEdward Joseph Stemmler, the Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medication and the Perelman College of Medication’s former government vice chairman and dean, died on January 3, 2023. He was 93.

Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Stemmler earned a BA from La Salle School in 1950, then served on the rank of Sergeant First-Class with the 401st Chemical Service Intelligence Detachment in Korea. He returned from the army in 1953 and labored along with his father for 3 years at an auto components retailer. In 1956, he entered the College of Pennsylvania College of Medication. He graduated in 1960 and accomplished an internship and residency in medication and a fellowship in cardiology on the Hospital of the College of Pennsylvania, then a post-doctoral NIH fellowship in pulmonary physiology in Penn’s division of physiology. Penn introduced him onto its school in 1964 as an teacher in medication; he superior to the rank of professor in 1974. In 1981 he was named the primary incumbent of the Robert G. Dunlop Professorship in Medication.

Throughout an illustrious profession at Penn, Dr. Stemmler assumed many administrative obligations. He served for 2 years because the chief of the medical outpatient division of HUP and for six years as chief of drugs of the College Medical Service on the VA Hospital in Philadelphia, a service that he established in 1966. He served as affiliate dean of HUP in 1973 and affiliate dean for pupil affairs at Penn’s College of Medication from 1973-75. In 1974, the varsity appointed him its performing dean, and he turned dean correct a 12 months later (Almanac January 14, 1975). Throughout his tenure as dean, Dr. Stemmler led the institution of the medical practices of the College of Pennsylvania and the clinician-educator school monitor. He led the event of educational and institutional planning methods, which helped the College of Medication prosper. He championed biomedical analysis, which grew in scope throughout his tenure, and supported the development and modernization of educational, analysis, and medical amenities for the varsity.

Dr. Stemmler served as dean till 1987, when he resigned to imagine the function of government vice chairman, charged to create a brand new entity, the College of Pennsylvania Medical Middle (Almanac September 8, 1987). “It’s my perception that the College of Medication requires the private consideration of the person who serves within the function of dean,” Dr. Stemmler stated. “After serving on this place for therefore a few years, I firmly imagine {that a} sturdy dean, unfettered by different obligations, is important for the long run development and vitality of our nice establishment.” He served as the pinnacle of the middle till 1989, when he was named dean emeritus. He retired from Penn in 1990, assuming the place of government vice chairman of the Affiliation of American Medical Faculties (AAMC) in Washington, DC. On the AAMC, he chaired the meeting and gained a Distinguished Service Membership. He retired from the AAMC in 1994.

Dr. Stemmler engaged in in depth skilled and neighborhood actions. He served as a member of the nationwide advisory committee to the Robert Wooden Johnson Scientific Students Program. He was chairman of the board of the Nationwide Board of Medical Examiners, the place he was named a Distinguished Service Member. Dr. Stemmler additionally served on the boards of the Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceutical Firm, the Dorothy Rider Pool Well being Care Belief, the SAW Group Basis, Ursinus School (the place he additionally was a trustee), the College of California Medical Middle, Davis, and the Medical Middle of the College of Virginia. He was a treasurer emeritus of the American School of Physicians, a member of the Institute of Medication of the Nationwide Academy of Science, and a previous president and member of the American Scientific and Climatological Affiliation. He acquired honorary levels from Ursinus School, La Salle College, Rush College, Philadelphia School of Pharmacy and Science, the Medical School of Pennsylvania, the State College of New York at Syracuse, and Georgetown College. A portray of Dr. Stemmler hangs within the floor ground of his namesake Stemmler Corridor at Penn.

Dr. Stemmler and his spouse Joan cherished nature, dancing, music, good meals and wine. They constantly accomplished the New York Instances crossword puzzle and loved retirement within the woods of Virginia, the place Mr. Stemmler cooked and loved fly fishing. “An vital facet of Ed’s persona was his capability to make others really feel valued, no matter standing,” wrote his household in a web-based tribute. “Ed’s hellos, chats, and connections with retailer clerks to colleagues characterised his sort and welcoming way of living. He was all the time keen to advise and help people in want who have been directed his means by the household who might name upon him when a good friend’s mom’s hairdresser’s boyfriend’s granny had questions on her surgical procedure, and he would get in contact to pay attention and assist.”

A non-public memorial gathering was held on the Kendal at Longwood. He’s survived by his spouse of 64 years, Dr. Joan Ok. Stemmler; their 5 kids, Beth (Clark Porter), Peggy (Patrick Liu, deceased), Ed, Cathy, and Joan; and their 5 grandsons, Jasper Liu, Daniel Porter, Benjamin Liu, Matthew Porter and Joshua Taibbi. 

In lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to the Residents or Employees Help Funds at Kendal or to the Joan Ok. Stemmler and Edward J. Stemmler Endowed Scholarship on the College of Pennsylvania Stemmler Scholarship Fund. For the latter, checks could also be made out to the Trustees of the College of Pennsylvania; embrace “in reminiscence of Edward J. Stemmler” on the memo line. Please ship attn: Laura Weber, Penn Arts and Sciences Development, 3600 Market Avenue, Suite 300, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.

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