Remembering Distinguished Professor Emeritus Anthony Norman (1938-2019)

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:00
CNAS Dean's Office
June 26, 2019

Anthony W. Norman, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Emeritus at UCR, passed away on June 14. He was 81.

A member of the UCR faculty since 1963, Tony’s research area was cellular and molecular endocrinology, where he was internationally known for his breakthroughs in the study of vitamin D.

Tony made tremendous contributions to the UCR and UC Systemwide Academic Senate, serving as Chair of the UCR Academic Senate from 2005-2008. He also served as Chair of the Department of Biochemistry (1976-81), Divisional Dean/Program Director for the UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences Program (1986-91), and Program Director for the Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology Interdepartmental Graduate Program (2005-08). Tony was also a dedicated supporter of UCR Highlander Athletics, serving as Faculty Athletic Representative through 2010.

Tony was predeceased by his wife Dr. Helen Henry, in 2018. Helen was also a Professor of Biochemistry at UC Riverside, and a key collaborator in his research on vitamin D. They are survived by daughters Thea Norman and Jacqueline Norman, son Derek Norman, and nine grandchildren. Jacqueline Norman currently serves as UCR Campus Architect.  

The family has set-up a memorial webpage for friends and colleagues to leave notes of remembrance: