Remembering Our Chairman Emeritus, Dr. John Mendelsohn (1936-2019)
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Remembering Dr John Mendelsohn
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of our Chairman Emeritus of WIN Consortium (WIN), Dr John Mendelsohn yesterday evening, January 7th, 2019 at the age of 82.
Dr Mendelsohn, M.D., President Emeritus of the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center was a founding father of the WIN Consortium, a brilliant scientist and visionary, optimist and a truly inspirational leader.
With others, his vision was to create a not-for-profit clinical research organization that advocates global collaboration, sharing information in order to bring the latest innovations in precision cancer medicine in treating diverse patient populations.
WIN remains part of his international lifelong legacy and achievements to improve personalized cancer care to the patient and we honor his memory in helping to continue to build WIN to where it is today. WIN, presently, a consortium of 40 members from 21 countries across 4 continents with the participation and expertise from the major stakeholders in precision oncology, academia, industry, not-for-profits and payors.
WIN is indebted to his knowledge, expertise, mentoring, time and friendship and we have been blessed to have him as our founding Chairman; he will be deeply missed.