UCSF to Remember Professor of Pediatrics at Memorial Service

Selna Kaplan

Members of the UCSF community will remember longtime professor of pediatrics Selna Kaplan, MD, PhD, who died on July 21, 2010, at a memorial service.

The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Faculty Alumni House on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

Kaplan was a longtime leader in the field of pediatric endocrinology who helped build a world-class training program at UCSF, and who served as a role model for women in medicine across the United States.

A pioneer in the scientific examination of various growth disorders, she was among the first to study the use and effects of human growth hormone treatment and served as the principal investigator for the first national trials of manufactured growth hormone in the 1980s.

Contributions in Kaplan’s memory will support research and education in pediatric endocrinology. They can be sent to the UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Suite S-672, San Francisco, CA 94143-0434.

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UCSF News Release, July 22, 2010