It is with great sadness that I tell you of the death on September 8 of Edwin C. Myer, MD, Professor Emeritus and a former Chair of Child Neurology at Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Myer was a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, where he received his early training, followed by a fellowship in child neurology at Johns Hopkins University, under the direction of John Freeman. He then moved to Medical College of Virginia, where he was a faculty member for 34 years. He is known for his research on SIDS and endorphins, his love of surf-fishing, and the generosity with which he shared immense sense of humor. Dr. Myer was an active member of the CNS, serving on many committees, including a two-year term on the Executive Committee as Councillor from the South, 1990-92. 

Dr. Myer is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann Farren, and his three children and their families: Jennifer (James) and their sons, Owen and Nate; Landon (Leigh) and their daughters, Cami and Rae; and Jonathan (Dana) and their children Zach and Emma. A full obituary will be posted on this site in the coming month.

Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD
President, CNS