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AFAR mourns the passing of Arti Hurria, MD

Nov 9

AFAR mourns the passing of Arti Hurria, MD View MoreBACK

AFAR is saddened to report the sudden death of respected physician-researcher Arti Hurria, M.D. Dr. Hurria received a Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging in 2005 from AFAR.

Dr. Hurria was well-regarded for her collaborative and innovative research in geriatric oncology, such as a recent article on functional decline in older, female chemotherapy patients. She was passionate about performing high quality patient- oriented research in geriatric oncology to improve the care of older adults with cancer and training the next generation of geriatric oncology researchers. She also was one of the founding members of the Cancer and Aging Research Group.

AFAR was proud to highlight her early achievements in our 2010 annual report highlighting Women in Science. Here, Dr. Hurria noted: “My mother, a physician, paved a path for me, my mentors taught me the skills, and my patients inspire my passion for research.”

“Dr. Hurria exemplified the spirit of giving back and paying forward,” shares Stephanie Lederman, AFAR Executive Director. “The collaboration and comradery she brought to the field were extraordinary and will continue to inspire AFAR’s commitment to supporting young researchers.”