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Last week I asked you to save the dates October 31 – November 2 on your calendar for our annualNew Frontiers in Pathology meeting. On behalf of the organizing committee and my Co-Directors, Drs. Lauren Smith and Maria Westerhoff, I am thrilled to announce Dr. Robert H. (“Robin”) Young as this year's featured A. James French Lecturer on Saturday, November 2nd. Robin is one of the world’s foremost authorities in gynecologic pathology. Robin’s long and distinguished career at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) as Robert E. Scully Professor of Pathology in Harvard Medical School has spawned over 600 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 94) and multiple textbooks showcasing not only his authoritative mastery of gynecologic pathology but also his longstanding interest in the history of medicine in general and our discipline in particular. He will join members of our own faculty to make Saturday a great day to refresh your knowledge of conditions that account for much of what our community pathology peers confront on a daily basis. Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the pathology’s most celebrated senior statespersons!
12/16/1924 - 1/7/2019
Ann Arbor — Ralph McGregor Whitlaw Hulett, age 94, of Ann Arbor, passed on January 7. Ralph was born and raised in Flint. Ralph attended Flint public schools and graduated from Northern High School in 1942. He attended Flint Junior College for one year, then enlisted in the US Navy Reserve. The Navy sent him to the V12 program at the University of Michigan, from which he graduated in 1945 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He was discharged from the Navy when WWII ended, then admitted to the University of Michigan Medical School in 1946. Ralph graduated in 1950 with an MD degree and interned at the University of Michigan Hospital for one year. At that time the Army drafted him as a doctor and he and Del, his wife, lived a military life for several years. Ralph served at Fort Lee, Virginia and at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. In 1953, after completing his term in the Army, he started a residency in pathology at the University of Michigan. After his residency, in 1957, he took a job at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon. He was there for 18 months, then moved to Ann Arbor where he worked at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital until 1985, at which time he retired. In retirement, he continued working as a pathologist under the sponsorship of Project Hope, Pathologists Overseas, and the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. He served as a pathologist in Grenada, India, St. Lucia, Kenya, Nepal, and Madagascar. Ralph and Del had four children. Ralph enjoyed many activities, including, gardening, photography, playing the piano and driving his 1913 Ford in the Ann Arbor Fourth of July parade. Ralph was a Deacon and Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor and a member of numerous medical organizations. He served as treasurer of Friends in Deed.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 16 at the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of donations to any of the following: First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor (Resident Ministry Program), Arbor Hospice, and Huron Valley Humane Society.
Published in Ann Arbor News on Feb. 3, 2019
If you have not paid your dues for 2019 ($40.00) please do so and mail to:
Eugene J. Napolitan
Department of Pathology
300 N Ingalls St. NI6A23
Ann Arbor MI 48109.