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2016-06-09 21:50 GMT+09:00 Brunner, Jesse L <[log in to unmask]>:

> Dear Ranavirus Community,
> I wanted to share with you the sad news that Rick Speare from James Cook
> University died in a car accident this weekend. As you know, Rick was an
> early contributor to work on ranaviruses, helped with the discovery and
> description of chytridiomycosis, and worked tirelessly on public health in
> Australia and globally. Many of us had a chance to get to know Rick at the
> 2nd International Symposium on Ranaviruses in Knoxville where he gave the
> keynote. I will always remember him from a lunch we had together when I was
> a graduate student at a herp meeting, where I was struck by his insights,
> humor, and deep drive to work for the broader good.
> Here's a small excerpt from the JCU email:
> Rick’s life has been an extraordinary one. He has made an incredible
> contribution to James Cook University and the community - in Australia, the
> Pacific and beyond - as a medical practitioner, veterinary surgeon, public
> health physician, teacher and researcher. He made a seminal contribution to
> the development of tropical health and medicine as a concept at JCU. Rick
> was an exceptionally generous human being of great intellect, warmth and
> humour.
> Rick Speare will be missed by the many people whose lives he touched. You
> are welcome to send condolences and any messages to honour his memory to:
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> I am sure I speak for our small community in extending my condolences and
> wishes to his family, friends, and close colleagues.
> Jesse
> Jesse Brunner
> Associate Director of the Global Ranavirus Consortium
> Assistant Professor
> School of Biological Sciences
> Washington State University
> PO Box 644236
> Pullman, WA 99164 USA
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> 509-335-3702

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