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David Carver

David Carver, 85, professor emeritus who served as chair of the Department of Pediatrics and associate dean for faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, passed away June 20, 2015, at his residence in Princeton. Funeral services in Raleigh, N.C., are private. A celebration of his life is planned for later this year.

Carver was internationally renowned as a pediatric virologist, especially in the area of hepatitis, prior to his recruitment to RWJMS as chair of pediatrics in 1986. He held that position for 12 years before becoming associate dean for faculty. During his tenure at RWJMS, he was known not only as an exceptional clinician, researcher, and teacher, but also as a mentoróin particular, enhancing the schoolís new faculty development program with a focus on research mentorship.

From his fellowship training with two Nobel laureates, to his subsequent work as director of the pediatrics departmentís Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University, physician-in-chief at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, and here at Rutgers, Carver helped improve the lives of millions of children.

Carver was pre-deceased by his wife, Patricia, and his daughter, Rebecca. He is survived by two children, Randy and Lesley, and three grandchildren, Cidney, Ian, and Tabitha.

Funeral arrangements are by Orlandís Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing, N.J. 08618. Donations to the Rebecca Carver Memorial Education Fund, 7473 Center St., Mentor, OH 44060 are appreciated.

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Submitted by Vicente H. Gracias,
Dean (Interim)
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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