- Copyright © 1997 by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Frank Aram Oski, M.D., FAAP, of Baltimore, died at his home Dec. 7 of prostate cancer. He was 64.
At the AAP Annual Meeting in October in Boston, Dr. Oski received the 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Education, for his editing, writing, teaching and investigating.
"He has influenced many pediatric students and residents with his sound academic knowledge and a sense of social conscience," the award notes.
Dr. Oski was internationally regarded as an expert in pediatric hematology and clinical care. His contributions led to better understanding of: iron deficiency and its effects on behavior and learning; the reasons premature infants become anemic; and why children with sickle cell anemia have strokes.