Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center

In Memory of Zena Athene Stein

By Louise Kuhn, MPH, PhD

July 7, 1922 –November 7, 2021

Zena Athene Stein
Zena Athene Stein

We mourn the loss of our mentor, colleague and friend, founding member of the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and legend in her own time – Zena Stein. She deeply touched the lives of many of us, inspiring us to use both our hearts and our heads to reduce the burden of suffering associated with disease. An incisive intellect with passionate curiosity, she swept up generations of students, colleagues and friends with her vision to undertake rigorous science to tackle the pressing health issues of the day. She was fearless and fierce, doggedly challenged injustice and ignorance, and never let orthodoxy or dogma stand in her way.
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