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- Robert A Godke Jr (“Bob”), Louisiana State University Boyd Professor, passed away on 8 October, 2015 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Professor Godke leaves an extraordinary legacy at LSU and around the world. Over the course of his 40-year career as a Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Bob published over 300 articles and lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. He earned numerous research awards, including LSU Research Master in 1990, the USDA Distinguished Researcher Award in 1992, and the highest LSU honor, a Boyd Professorship, in 1996.
- Robert Geoffrey Edwards, “Bob” to his colleagues and friends, was one of the truly giant figures of the 20th Century. As a scientist, his farsightedness, energy and rigour in the field of human reproduction brought about the most significant advance in the history of treatment of infertility and made him a Nobel Laureate. As a campaigner, Bob’s compassion, humour and strongly held principles led him tirelessly to promote public awareness of this common source of human misery. He was blessed with inexhaustible energy.
- Lynette Scott died suddenly on 2 February 2012 in Massachusetts, following pulmonary embolism. Her untimely death will ultimately leave a void with those who were fortunate to know her personally and those who worked with her professionally. Lynette is survived by her husband, Alan and sons Nicholas 22 and Joseph 18.