Duane Alexander is confirmed dead at the age of 79.
Duane was best known as a American physician (NICHD).
Death was likely due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
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Duane Alexander
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Born(1940-08-11)August 11, 1940
DiedFebruary 16, 2020(2020-02-16) (aged 79)
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationJohns Hopkins University (MD)
OccupationAmerican physician
Years active
Spouse(s)Marianne Ellis
ChildrenKeith and Kristin
Duane Alexander (August 11, 1940 – February 16, 2020) was an American medical doctor who was the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development from 1986 through 2009. In 2009 he moved to the position of senior scientific advisor to the Director of the NIH's Fogarty International Center.
Alexander married Marianne Ellis in 1963. They have two children, Keith and Kristin.
He received his MD from Johns Hopkins.
On February 16, 2020, Alexander died after having battled Alzheimer's disease for more than 20 years.
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