Tribute in Memory of: Kari Mendelsohn-Victor
Dedicated to the memory of Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, who dedicated her professional career to reducing the burden of cancer in American society. Kari managed multiple cancer research projects while facing her own illness. We applaud and admire our friend and colleague. May her memory be a blessing.
I am very sad to share that our friend and colleague Kari Mendelsohn-Victor has passed away in early December. Kari joined our community in 2012. Since that time, she distinguished herself as an essential member of the network of UMSN research professionals. An ardent advocate for improving awareness of hereditary cancers, Kari was an instrumental leader of the School of Nursing’s nationally-recognized cancer research portfolio. She oversaw the recruitment, data collection, and oversight of several federally funded projects. She coordinated a National Cancer Institute-supported training program in chemotherapy safety. Kari was a proud alumna of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Perhaps most important, Kari was a strong contributor to our community. She enjoyed onboarding new research professionals. She contributed to the School’s DEI efforts and seamlessly transitioned our team to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. On a lighter note, those on our team and fourth floor office mates always appreciated her amazing baking, jams, and jellies.
Please join me in sending condolences to her husband Mike Victor, her father Dr. Gerald Mendelsohn, and her brother David Mendelsohn.
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