Obituaries Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
Kenneth M. Brinkhous, MD, emeritus
professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and renowned coagulation researcher, died at his home
in Chapel Hill on December 11, 2000,
at the age of 92.
A native of Iowa, Brinkhous received the MD degree from the University
of Iowa in 1932 and remained on the faculty there until World War II. From
1946 to 1973 he was chair of the pathology department at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he built a department noted for its balanced
excellence in teaching, clinical services, and research. Working in a building
named for him that towered over the campus, he remained active in research
until several years before his death. He was recognized in the 1990s as the
only researcher to have been funded continuously by the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) for 50 years.
McLendon WW. Kenneth M. Brinkhous, MD. JAMA. 2001;285(8):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.285.8.1093