Julia B. Anderson, former special assistant at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and founding director of the Institute for Racial and Ethnic Health Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, died June 25 at her Pikesville home from lymphedema, a blockage that affects the immune system.
She was 66.
"She was an extremely gifted thinker when it came to children and families," said Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a longtime friend.
"I've never known anyone with more grit," Dr. Hrabowki said. "She was indefatigable, and even...