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Dr. Stanley M. Pier Environmental Health Endowment for the UW Libraries

Dr. Pier and H. Kaplan

The purpose of the endowment is to benefit the Health Sciences Library Environmental Health Collections and related activities.

H. David Kaplan established this endowment in memory of Dr. Stanley M. Pier (1927–2010), his partner of 47 years.

Dr. Pier spent his professional working career predominantly in the field of Occupational Health and Environmental Sciences in both corporate and academic settings.

He came to Seattle in 1986 where he served as Adjunct Faculty of the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine. In his field of toxicology, he worked with NASA on the health effects of space flight and was an international advisor on the health effects of the oil industry.

His sharp wit and compassion for others brought admiration and affection from those who crossed his path.