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Tree Planted for Kari at NIEHS Memorial Garden

By Eddy Ball
July 2007

Frank Kari
A robust Frank Kari before his illness. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Jeff French and James Huff
Many of those in attendance placed shovels full of earth around the red bud sapling. French, with shovel in hand, took his turn as Toxicologist James Huff, Ph.D., looked on. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

On June 6, friends of Toxicologist Frank Kari filled Rodbell C to remember their colleague during a special slide show presentation narrated by Research Physiologist Jef French, Ph.D., and organized with the help of Biologist Betsy Kennington. Afterwards, most of those in attendance took part in the planting of Kari's tree, a red bud donated by his colleagues in the Blackshear and Petrovich labs.

Frank Kari, Martyn Darby and Heping Cao
In this 2005 photo, Kari, right, is shown with two of the young scientists he mentored, Martyn Darby, Ph.D., a research fellow in the Laboratory of Neurobiology, and Heping Cao, Ph.D., center, then a postdoctoral fellow. (Photo courtesy of Heping Cao)

Betsy Kennington and Jef French
Kennington, one of Kari's friends in the Peptide Hormone Group, returned to the patio after taking her turn with the shovel as French waited for the next participant. (Photo by Eddy Ball)

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