We received the following today from Dr. John Wells, Chief of the Division of Child Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center regarding longtime CNS member, colleague and friend, Dr. Ruth Nass:

"I am sad to inform you that Ruth Nass has passed away after a long, valiant struggle with illness. Ruth was a wonderful child neurologist, extraordinarily gifted in caring for children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism, learning disability or ADHD. She was a gifted scholar and academician who was an expert on typical and atypical brain development. Her colleagues found her to be generous with her time and knowledge, always willing to teach and give advice. We all benefited from her help on countless occasions. She loved to teach medical students and residents. Her patients loved her, and she was a recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Award from the CNS. Ruth will be greatly missed."

A memorial service will be held later in the spring. Click here to read the profile written by Dr. Robert Rust on the occasion of Dr. Nass being presented the first Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award at the 2010 Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting in Providence, RI.