Dr. Tom Burk
The INRC is diminished by the loss of Dr. Tom Burks who died March 2nd from a heart attack. Tom was a friend and mentor for many of us. His interests in opioid pharmacology, neuropeptide actions, and gastrointestinal function made him a frequent contributor to the INRC.
Tom contributed to the vitality of this organization in many ways and served as program chairman for the Copper Mountain INRC-1991 meeting that was held jointly with FASEB. Most recently, Tom was executive vice president for research and academic affairs at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a professor of pharmacology at the university's Medical School.
Additional information can be obtained at the following University of Texas web site.