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The Hirsh Health Sciences Library fondly remembers Peter Ofner, who died on Friday, May 24, 2013.

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Dr. Ofner was one of 10,000 children rescued from Nazi Germany under the mission known as the Kindertransport, escaping to safety in Sweden. He was later reunited with his parents in England, where his father became headmaster of St. Bee’s School in Northumbria.

Dr. Ofner was an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Urology at Tufts University School of Medicine; an adjunct Lecturer of Toxicology at Harvard School of Public Health; and Director of the Steroid Biochemistry Lab at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. He was also a longtime PBL facilitator and great friend of the Library.

A search of Web of Knowledge yielded 38 articles published while he was at Tufts, mostly on steroids and sex hormones.

Please see his obituary in the Boston Globe

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In celebration of National Poetry month, the Academy of American Poets is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 18th.

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HHSL is getting into the spirit with a poetry contest on our Facebook page! Here are the details:
  • Post an original, 12 line or less poem (haikus are great options!) about life on the Boston Campus in response to our Facebook post before 5pm on April 18th
  • Please include your email address!
  • A winner will be chosen and contacted via email on Friday the 19th
  • Winner gets to check out 2 overnight books from the library
  • The winner will also have their poem featured on our blog and Facebook pages

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