Monday, April 16, 2012

Farewell to a friend: Dr. Niedermeyer’s Passing

When I posted a blog entry about Dr. Niedermeyer’s birthday, back in January, I knew that I would soon be following up with an “in-memoriam” piece.  When we visited him in December, he said to me:  “I won’t be here much longer”.  He was very matter-of-fact and seemed comfortable with his short future.  He told me he was grateful to reach the age of 92 and have such an active and wonderful life.   We will miss him very much!  I would like to thank Brian Markley and Sabrina Galloway for attending his funeral service on April 5th, to represent those of us at ASET who could not get away to attend.  I will be making a donation to the ASET Foundation in his name, since he supported technologists so avidly and always aspired to making sure that technologists were educated about all aspects of neurophysiology.  He learned to run early EEG instruments as well as a technologist, so he really appreciated what it took to be a good technologist!  I encourage you to remember Dr. Niedermeyer with a contribution to the ASET Foundation also!  The funds go toward scholarships and other educational resources for technologists.

To read more about his fascinating life: here is a link to Dr. Neidermeyer’s obituary in the Baltimore Sun:,0,4357703.story

At the 2012 ASET Annual Conference in St. Paul I will be presenting the abstract:  The Life and Contributions of Dr. Ernst Neidermeyer first presented at the OSET meeting in Germany in May of 2011.

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