Institute News Spring 2018 Issue 44

In Memory of Ted Poitras

Kay and Ted Poitras (center) with Bob Desimone. Photo: McGovern Institute
Kay and Ted Poitras (center) with Bob Desimone. Photo: McGovern Institute

We regret to note that Ted Poitras of Haines City, Florida, a longtime friend and generous supporter of the McGovern Institute, passed away in January. Ted was an enthusiastic supporter of our brain research programs, from novel methods for brain stimulation to the acquisition of a magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner in 2011. Since its founding, the MEG lab has logged 2500 hours of scan time and generated more than 14 papers in high-profi le journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience. Ted is survived by many family members including his wife of 44 years, Kay Gleim Poitras; daughters Julie, Jill and Jennifer; and brother Jim. Ted’s enthusiasm for bold new research initiatives at the McGovern Institute will be greatly missed.

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