We remember Rosalie Bertell this month

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we recall and mourn the loss this year of Rosalie Bertell, GNSH, Ph.D, founder of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health in Toronto who died June 14, 2012 at the age of 83. An internationally recognized scientist, Dr. Bertell’s work focused on cancer research, in particular studying environmental exposures and their links to cancer. Tributes to Bertell and her work poured in from around the globe following her death, including this one from her colleague and friend, Ursula Franklin:

“Many of us have worked with Rosalie, loved her, admired her and learned from her. She was one of the outstanding examples of combining an exceptionally strong faith with an exceptionally fine scientific mind. … Our strong bonds of friendship and respect have lasted throughout the decades; I will always remember her in deep thankfulness.”

- Ursula M. Franklin, CC, FRSC, University Professor Emerita, Senior Fellow, Massey College

For the full tribute and more, please visit the Voice of Women website.

See also the website of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health