Dr. Stanley van den Noort (pictured), a former dean of medicine at UC Irvine and a pioneer in multiple-sclerosis education, research and patient care, has died at the age of 79. Noort joined UCI in 1970 and as dean from 1973-85 was a key figure in the medical school’s growth into a nationally ranked institution. He was an internationally acclaimed leader in the neurosciences and built at UCI one of the country’s first and most successful multiple-sclerosis clinics. For these accomplishments, he received the UCI Medal, the campus’s highest honor, in 2008. “Quite simply, Dr. van den Noort was a giant – both at UCI and in the field of multiple sclerosis – and his care and compassion brought tremendous relief to so many,” says Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, UCI interim dean of medicine.
MS pioneer and former medicine dean Dr. Stanley van den Noort dies at 79
Dr. Stanley van den Noort (pictured), a former dean of medicine at UC Irvine and a pioneer in multiple-sclerosis education,…
September 22, 2009