Lockwood, Dr. Dean H.

December 04, 2004

On November 19, 2004, due to complications of diabetes, DR. DEAN H. LOCKWOOD, 67, of Pittsford, NY. He was born June 17, 1937, in Millford, CT. He graduated from Albany Academy in 1955, Wesleyan University in 1959 and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1963. Dean willingly served as a surgeon in the Public Health Service from 1964 to 1965, he taught at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine from 1967 to 1976 and later as the Chair of the Endocrine and Metabolism Unit and Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine from 1976 to 1991. In 1991, he became the Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer) in Ann Arbor, MI. He contributed to numerous medical textbooks and articles. He donated his time to the American Diabetes Association Board of Directors, the Health Research Council of the state of New York and Diabetes Complications Commission of the National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC. He was one of the world's leading diabetologists and also a leading authority on fat cell research. He initiated the Obesity Clinic at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. He organized and opened what is now the Lockwood Library for Endocrine Research at the University of Rochester. He taught countless medical students and nurses and aided numerous students and fellows to further their careers. He helped to develop new medications to aid the complications of diabetes. His belief was that there would be a cure for Type II Diabetes in the future and that the fat cell would play an important role, especially the cell membrane. His research contiunes today through his gift of knowledge and creativity to many scientists and physicians around the world. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth Lockwood. He is also survived by three children: Andrew (Karen) Lockwood, of Scotia, NY, Craig (Jennifer) Lockwood, of Westminster, MA and Wendy (Dario) Calia, of San Jose, CA. He adored his seven grandchildren: Christopher, Katie and Taylor Lockwood, Henry and Mitchell Lockwood, and Paolo Giuliana Calia. He is also survived by a brother, Rev. David (Mary) Lockwood, of Latham, NY, a sister, Susan (William) Stilan, of Scotia, NY, a sister-in-law, Penny Lockwood, of Saratoga, NY and his mother-in-law, Lila East, of Pittsford, NY. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and by countless friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to The American Diabetes Research Foundation, Inc., 1701 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Va 22311.d

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