Robert B. Uretz, PhD -- an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Chicago who became a professor, chairman of biophysics, and dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine -- died on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Chicago. He was 94 years old.
Although Uretz had a promising early career in science, he also had a real talent for organization and management. This gradually pulled him away from the laboratory and into a series of crucial administrative positions.
His most influential role was serving for six years as dean of the Division of the Biological Sciences and the Pritzker School of Medicine and vice president of the Medical Center from December 1, 1977 to December 31, 1983.
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