October 4, 2010

Stephen Pitcairn memorial to be held at SoM on Wednesday

A celebration of the life of medical research technologist Stephen B. Pitcairn will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the School of Medicine’s Turner Auditorium, East Baltimore campus. A slide-show tribute is planned for 3:45 p.m., and the service will begin at 4 p.m. A reception will follow.

The program will include remarks from Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels; former President William C. Richardson, whom Pitcairn knew at Kalamazoo College; colleagues in the laboratory of Gregg Semenza in the Institute for Cell Engineering; Pitcairn’s family; and other members of the community whose lives he touched.

To honor his work at the ICE, the Stephen Pitcairn Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established at the School of Medicine. Contributions can be made online or mailed to The Stephen Pitcairn Memorial Scholarship Fund, School of Medicine Development and Alumni Relations Office, 100 N. Charles St., Suite 21, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Pitcairn, a 23-year-old aspiring physician, was walking home from Penn Station on July 25 when he was approached by two people who demanded money and then stabbed him, according to Baltimore police. He died on the scene.