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In memoriam


Elizabeth L. Camp 83MPH of Bluffton, S.C., passed away on June 8, 2020 at the age of 74. Elizabeth, known as Peggy, began her career in nursing in the Delaware Division of the Wilmington Medical Center in Wilmington, Del. She was a certified legal nurse consultant and taught university-level nursing classes in South Carolina. She is survived by a son, a sister, and a nephew. Camp’s estate includes funding for a new MN/MPH scholarship.

Barbara Peek Hanley 88N 88MPH of Helotes, Texas, passed away on April 13, 2020, at the age of 86. Hanley had a long professional career that included serving as director of nursing at Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence, La., a nurse practitioner for West Alabama Health Services in Eutaw, Ala., and a nursing instructor at Hammond Area Vocational School and Southeastern Louisiana University. Her last position at age 85 was as a course coordinator for the Nurse Re-Entry programs at Austin Community College Health Professions Institute. She was described by those who knew her well as a “force of nature” who left a legacy of love and service to others. Her favorite desserts were key lime pie and flan, and she loved the beach and National Public Radio. She is survived by four children, grandchildren, and one brother.


Sara Ann Lowther 98MPH of Decatur passed away on May 26, 2020. Lowther was a scientist at the CDC where she was a commander in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service. She began her career with the USPHS as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Minnesota Department of Health, followed by working as a researcher in the Division of Viral Hepatitis. Lowther then moved to the CDC’s Global Immunization Division where she worked on polio immunization programs in Pakistan and served as the program director of the Global Immunization Division’s polio immunization activities in Kenya. She also was adviser and mentor for Kenyan field epidemiology training in the Division of Global Health Protection at the CDC. Lowther completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and received a PhD in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. She loved ballet and Latin dance, her two English Cocker Spaniels, and visiting nature preserves in Kenya and orphaned elephant shelters in Nairobi, where she adopted a baby elephant. Sara is survived by her mother, brother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She will be missed by friends and colleagues from around the world.

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