In Memoriam: Suzanne Hammond Corkin, 1937-2016

Suzanne CorkinSuzanne Corkin, professor of neuroscience emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died as a result of liver cancer on May 24. She was 79 years old.

During her 51-year career at MIT, Dr. Corkin’s research focused on patients with neurological disease including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. She also conducted research on the long-term consequences of head injuries among World War II and Korean War veterans.

Dr. Corkin was a native of Hartford, Connecticut. She was a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

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