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In Memory of John R. LaMontagne, Ph.D.

Former NIAID Deputy Director

John Ring LaMontagne, Ph.D., served NIAID with distinction for nearly three decades. Dr. LaMontagne was the Institute’s first influenza program officer and then director of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. He served as NIAID deputy director from 1998 until his death in 2004. Dr. LaMontagne’s distinguished leadership in the field of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases earned him international recognition, numerous professional accolades, and widespread appreciation and admiration.

NIAID statement on Dr. LaMontagne's death, Nov. 3, 2004

Dedication of the Dr. John R. LaMontagne Research Center in Bancoumana, Mali

NIAID Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with Malian Scientists/Laboratory dedicated to Dr. John R. LaMontagne

NIH Record story on 20-year NIAID/Malian partnership and dedication of the John R. LaMontagne community laboratory/clinical research site

The John R. LaMontagne Memorial Lecture

Meeting Proceedings of the John R. LaMontagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza Research, held in April 2005

Videocast of NIH memorial service, Nov. 30, 2004

Memorial service program (PDF)

Remarks delivered at memorial service by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Eulogy for Dr. LaMontagne, delivered at memorial service by NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

Remarks delivered at memorial service by George T. Curlin, M.D., M.P.H.

Statement of HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

The New York Times: John LaMontagne, 61, Expert on Development of Vaccines, Dies (PDF)

The Washington Post: NIH Administrator John LaMontagne Dies (PDF)

Obituary in ASM News

Obituary in The Lancet (PDF)

Obituary in The Scientist (PDF)

Death notice in Science magazine (PDF)

TB Alliance statement

Minority Scientists Network: In Memoriam: John R. LaMontagne (PDF)

NIH Record: NIAID Mourns Loss of LaMontagne

Journal of Public Health Policy: In Memoriam (PDF)

University of Texas: New Endowment Honors True Public Health Hero: John Ring LaMontagne (PDF)

University of Texas at Austin: The John Ring LaMontagne Chair in Infectious Diseases and Global Health

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Last Updated March 14, 2014