Dr. Scott Hammer, a distinguished HIV researcher, an astute and caring clinician, and a remarkable mentor for generations of young clinicians and researchers, passed away last evening.
Dr. Hammer dedicated his life to confronting the HIV epidemic. He led clinical research projects at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York and had many local and global collaborations. He was a renowned leader in various NIH-funded clinical trials units.
He will also be remembered for his wisdom, thoughtfulness, caring, and compassion beyond his academic achievements. His dedication to the care of his patients, research participants, and colleagues was perpetually evident in his every action. The combination of professional excellence and instinctive humanity will be his enduring legacy for years to come.
Our deepest condolences go to his family and his colleagues.