Tom Haines Memorial Reception Sunday May 5

Please join Polly & Tom’s friends for a reception In loving memory of TOM HAINES (8/9/1933—12/17/2023) Sunday May 5, 2024, 2 to 5 PM CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) . . . → Read More: Tom Haines Memorial Reception Sunday May 5

That Time of Year

For years, I had coped with Tom’s growing dementia at home—until that November night two years before, when he pushed his scarlet Nitro Rollator down the middle of Columbus Avenue, lit up in the headlights of oncoming cars. (“I’m going to Mexico,” he declared, “And don’t you try to stop me!”) When I agonized about the staggering cost of care at 305, the memory doc tried to reassure me: “In two years, he’ll either be dead or a zombie and you can bring him home.” . . . → Read More: That Time of Year

Thomas Haines, Biochemist Who Founded the CUNY Medical School, Dies at 90

He overcame a childhood in an orphanage and personal tragedies to found an innovative medical school to affordably educate minority and other disadvantaged students. In 2020, he was recognized for his achievement by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. . . . → Read More: Thomas Haines, Biochemist Who Founded the CUNY Medical School, Dies at 90