|Anna-Riitta Fuchs (1926-2014)|
I first met Anna-Riitta and her husband Fritz at their laboratory in Copenhagen shortly before they relocated to New York. I was a very green graduate student back then but was received with great warmth as they patiently explained their work on parturition in the rabbit. Those were heady times when a great debate was raging about the most important determinant of birth: was it oxytocin release or the withdrawal of progesterone from the placenta?
Anna-Riitta's many achievements include a D.Sc. from the University of Copenhagen and the Carl G. Hartman Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Anna-Riitta was born 1926 in Helsinki and died last week in New York. A full obituary can be found here.