In Memoriam - Professor J. Richard Batchelor
Sadly Professor J. Richard Batchelor passed away on December 21st 2015 after a short illness. Professor Batchelor served with distinction as President of The Transplantation Society from 1988 to 1990. He is best remembered for his work in the use of HLA matching in kidney-donor selection in the pre-cyclosporin era. He was a pioneer of translational medicine, combining elegant laboratory studies of the mechanisms of graft acceptance and improved patient care. Professor Batchelor was educated at Marlborough College and Cambridge University and spent many of his formative years in India. He went on to become Chairman of Immunology at Hammersmith Hospital and was a founding member of the British Transplant Society. On behalf of The Transplantation Society I would like to offer his children Andrew Batchelor, Annabelle Baird, Simon Batchelor, and Lucinda Ball our condolences and to assure them that we remember him fondly for his gentle nature and his integrity.
With kindest regards,
Philip O'Connell, TTS President (2014-2016)
Articles about Professor J. Richard Batchelor:
- Introduction as TTS President by Thomas Starzl - http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/4571/1/31735062117373.pdf
Starzl, TE (1991) Introduction of President Richard Batchelor. Transplantation Proceedings, 23. p. 40180. ISSN 0041-1345