In Memoriam

Randolph Montieth Chase Jr. (1929-2008)

Randolph M. Chase Jr., an infectious disease expert who was one of the first African-American faculty members at the New York University School of Medicine, has died in New York City after suffering a stroke. He was 79 years old.

Dr. Chase was a native of Brooklyn and earned a bachelor’s degree at NYU. When he entered medical school at NYU in 1954, he was one of only two black students in a class of 135. After conducting research in immunology at Rockefeller University, he was named to the NYU medical faculty in 1964. He retired from teaching in 2005.