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vol. 32

The memory of Professor Henryka K. Siwińska-Gołębiowska (1932-2006)

Aleksandra Lewandowicz-Uszyńska

(Centr Eur J Immunol 2007; 32 (1): 44)
Online publish date: 2007/04/16
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Professor Henryka K. Siwińska-Gołębiowska was born 14 July 1932 in Warsaw. In years 1938-1950 she attended primary and secondary school and then she graduated Medical Faculty of Medical Academy in Warsaw (years 1950-1956). Her
occupational life from the beginning was associated with Mother and Child Institute in Warsaw where she had been working continuously in Pediatrics Clinic, first (since 1956), as an assistant, then as the Head of Older Children Department (since 1998).
In 1974-2002 she was the head of Clinical Immunology Institute.
Her life and occupational path consisted of following steps: specialization in Pediatrics in 1961, title of Doctor of Medicine in 1965, habilitation in 1973 (scientific title in Poland). In 1984 she was granted the title of Professor of Pediatrics. In 2003 she specialized in Clinical Immunology. Since that year she became the Consultant in Clinical Immunology Institute. In May 2004 she was nominated for the position of Deputy Director for Science and Postgraduate Education in Mother and Child Institute. Since 1966 she took part in numerous internships: in England (1966), Sweden (1969, 1970, 1973, 1978, 1985, 1989), USA (1973,1999), Switzerland (1973), Since the 70’s till 1998 she was elected a Member of the Drug Registration Commission of the Ministry of Health. She participated in the activity and science work of many Committees (Pediatric, Allergological, European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (since 1985), European Society of Immunodeficiencies (since 1984), International Society of Cystic Fibrosis (since 1970). However, Professor Henryka was most closely associated with the Polish Society of Experimental and Clinical Immunology being the First Lady of Immunology among pediatricians. She was the author of more than 300 scientific publications and over 50 chapters in academic books of pediatrics, pharmacology and immunology. Author,
co-author, editor of 2 books from the field of immunology and pharmacology.
Her book Immunopathology of The Developmental Age, PZWL Warszawa 1980, was a keystone publication on which populations of pediatrics were “growing up” for many years, that will never be forgotten. She wanted to come back to this book and modernize and perfect it as her life-mission.
The most popular and famous in general-pediatric literature “Drugs doses in neonates, children and youth” PZWL was already published 8...

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