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Dr. Edson Albuquerque, University of Maryland epidemiology and public health professor, dies

Dr. Edson Albuquerque, University of Maryland epidemiology and public health professor, dies

Dr. Edson Albuquerque, a University of Maryland epidemiology and public health professor and scientist who researched the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, died of an embolism July 22 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Roland Park.

Born in Recife, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, he earned his medical degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco School of Medicine and a doctorate with highest honors at the Escola Paulista de Medicina in São Paulo. He later studied at Tulane University on a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation at the University of Illinois.

He studied with two scientists, Sir Bernard Katz in London and Dr. Stephen Thesleff...

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