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Jessie Gruman profile photoWe reported five weeks ago about the passing of Jessie Gruman, one of the greatest figures in our movement, founder of the Center for Advancing Health (CFAH), founding co-editor-in-chief of our Journal of Participatory Medicine, and much more. CFAH has since expanded on her memory with several additional pages:

Remembering Jessie Gruman (July 18, 2014)

Recent Tributes to Jessie Gruman, CFAH Founder and President (July 25, 2014)

Lessons From a Fallen Hero, Jessie Gruman (August 6, 2014)

See, too, the causes she supported, at bottom of this post.

Two October gatherings have been announced to remember Jessie, one in New York where she lived, the other in DC, home of CFAH, and they’ve been gracious enough to invite the public. See also the official Jessie Gruman page on the CFAH site.

Please note the different RSVP info for each event:


New York City

Please Join Us to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Jessie Gruman

Sunday afternoon, October 5
2 p.m. ceremony with reception following

Library Reading Room
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY


Washington DC

Reception to Honor Jessie Gruman

Thursday, Oct. 9
5 to 7 p.m.
(tributes beginning at 5:45)

Conference Center
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Ave NW, Main Floor
Washington, DC
(CFAH office building for 20 years)