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Human Biology Professor Sanford Dornbusch dies at 89

Dornbusch was a founding member of Stanford's Program in Human Biology.

Chuck Painter / Stanford News Service
Mar 7 2016

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Professor Sanford M. Dornbusch, one of the founding members of Human Biology, recently passed away on February 9th. Dornbusch was the Reed-Hodgson Professor in Human Biology, Emeritus, as well as a Professor Emeritus in Sociology. 

Our Bing Director of Human Biology, Paul Graham Fisher said, “It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news that the Program in Human Biology has lost an inspiring teacher, a dear friend, and a principal founder… Sandy will be deeply missed by colleagues and students of Stanford University, but his spirit will continue forever in human biology." 

Beloved by students and colleagues alike, all of us at the Program in Human Biology mourn the loss of Professor Dornbusch. A memorial reception to celebrate his life is being held on Thursday, April 7th from 4 to 6pm at the Stanford Faculty Club. 

If you would like to learn more about the life and work of Professor Sandy Dornbusch, please click here.