Abrasco – Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva – with its board of directors and partners, expresses its appreciation and condolences to Professor José Eluf Neto, who passed away on January 14, 2023, as a result of an aggravation of lung cancer and complications.
José Elof Neto graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP) in 1974, after training in Internal Medicine at Hospital das Clínicas (1977), after which he was awarded a Master’s degree in Preventive Medicine (1985) by the same faculty. He obtained his PhD in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – University of London (1993).
He attended FMUSP College, reaching full professor level in the institution. His academic performance was marked by epidemiological studies of tumors, a subject in which he was responsible for training a large number of researchers.
The FMSUP issued a note highlighting his “always boisterous, high-pitched presence, speaking loudly across the aisles wherever he goes, always very active.” […] A character passionate about what he did, always with deep feelings…”.
Gulnar Azevedo y Silva, President of Abrasco 2018 – 2021 and Professor at the Hesio Cordeiro Institute of Social Medicine (IMS/Uerj), was one of Eluf’s doctoral students.
“His undergraduate and graduate classes were popular and highly regarded. His direct and spontaneous method of teaching was unique. It had important scholarly output recognized both nationally and internationally, investigating issues related to cancer and other diseases based on data obtained in the country.” He has been able to share his knowledge with many who, like me, have been fortunate enough to make him a mentor.He has been very active on the ABRASCO Epidemiology Committee, and his critical and attentive viewpoint has always been key to uniting teaching and research in the field of epidemiology in Brazil.He will We miss him so much. All his teachings and his loyal and compassionate personality will live on among us!
We share the feeling of loss and longing with your family and friends. The field remains open for new contributions and testimonials.
The Vigil and Farewell ceremonies will take place at Vila Alpina Cemetery and Crematorium on January 15, 2023 – from 10:00 AM and 2:30 PM, respectively.
Villa Albina Cemetery and Crematorium
Av. Francisco Falcone, 437 Jardim Avellino – Sao Paulo – Sp
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