I received an announcement (see below) by email this past Thursday (January 29th) on the passing of Bill Harrington. Dr. Harrington was a colleague who had contributed immensely to HTLV-1 research. He will be missed.
"To all faculty, staff and students of the Miller School of Medicine, We are deeply saddened to announce that Dr. William J. Harrington Jr. has died as a result of a catastrophic event. Dr. Harrington, a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology Oncology, was one of the nicest, most collegial and smartest physician scientists at the medical school.
His achievements, which are too many to list, have had an extraordinary impact on our patients, students and medical science. His research contributions, particularly at the intersection of viral infection and cancer, are immeasurable. Moreover, his commitment to health equity and access to the very best care for the least privileged was exemplary.
Bill was co-director of the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs for Latin America, founded by his father, William J. Harrington Sr., the former chair of our Department of Medicine and an international leader in medical research and training. Bill Jr.’s brother, Tom Harrington, is also a faculty member in the Department of Medicine.
We have lost a truly outstanding faculty member, but even more significantly a very, very dear friend. Please join us in supporting his family through this difficult time.
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean
Marc E. Lippman, M.D. Chair, Department of Medicine