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Sidney D. Nelson, 1945-2011

Sid Nelson, ’68, an internationally recognized researcher, faculty member and administrator who served the UW School of Pharmacy for more than three decades, died Dec. 9. He was 66.

Nelson, who was dean from 1994 to 2008, was a constant presence at UW events, cheering loudly in the audience (along with his wife, Joan) when UW pharmacy students received awards; proudly supporting his Ph.D. students at scientific conferences; nominating colleagues for scientific honors; and funding UW pharmacy scholarships.

β€œHis death is a major loss to our School, the UW, to the academic pharmacy community, and to the greater scientific community. It was an honor to know him,” says Dean Tom Baillie.

Gifts can be made to the Sid Nelson Memorial Fund at or by calling the School of Pharmacy Office of Advancement at 206-616-3217 or Checks can be made out to the UW Foundation and sent to Claire Forster at UW School of Pharmacy, Box 357631, Seattle, WA 98195- 7631.β€”Julie Garner

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