In Memoriam (Michele Till)
Michele Till, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Feinberg School of Medicine, died March 24. A native Chicagoan, she was 46 years old.
Dr. Till earned her bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and MD degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1981 and 1985, respectively. She first came to Northwestern for residency in internal medicine from 1985â88, followed by a fellowship in infectious diseases from 1988â92, including an American Social Health Association postdoctoral research fellowship in sexually transmitted diseases.
Since 1992 Dr. Till was medical director of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Women’s HIV Program, attending physician at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and a consultant to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In 1993 she was appointed to the faculty of the Feinberg School’s Medical Ethics and Humanities Program (now the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program) and in 1994 also became assistant professor of medicine.
Active in research as well as patient care, Dr. Till served on the Human Papillomavirus Pathogen Study Group, Complications of HIV Disease Research Agenda Committee, and Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She was also a member of the steering committee for Study of Ocular Complications of AIDS of the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Till’s survivors include a sister, Toni, nephews Michael and Mark Hazdra and Josh Brown, and niece Debie Schneider.