Brownson installed as Bernard Becker Professor​

In an Oct. 8 ceremony, Ross C. Brownson, PhD, a leading expert in chronic disease prevention and applied epidemiology, was installed as the Bernard Becker Professor. Brownson holds joint appointments at the Brown School and at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.​

Becker memorial set for Nov. 22

Friends and family of Bernard Becker, MD, will gather for a memorial Friday, Nov. 22. Becker, professor emeritus of ophthalmology and visual sciences, died at his home Aug. 28, 2013, at the age of 93.

A closer look at Becker’s special collection

In one way or another, nearly everyone at Washington University School of Medicine has heard of Bernard Becker, MD. Many use the beautiful Bernard Becker Medical Library or consult rare eye books there from the well-known Becker collection. In the Department of Ophthalmology, which Becker chaired for more than 35 years, faculty members know well his landmark research on glaucoma.