In Memoriam

James E. Jones (1928-2006)

James E. Jones, a long-time staff member and professor at the University of Chicago’s Lying-In Hospital, died late last month in Chicago from prostate cancer. He was 77 years old.

A native of Sedalia, Missouri, Jones was orphaned at age 2. He was raised by an aunt who was a nurse and an uncle who was a physician. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1969 and was the first African American to be given admitting privileges at the university hospital.

An avid art collector, Jones also served on the advisory committee for African and American Indian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Rodney Clark (1967-2006)

Rodney Clark, an associate professor of clinical psychology at Wayne State University, died late last month from a respiratory infection. He was 38 years old.

A product of the Detroit public school system, Clark earned his bachelor’s degree at Morehouse College. He held two master’s degrees: one in clinical psychology from Duke University, and the other in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke.

Dr. Clark’s research concentrated on the physiological effects of stress caused by racism.