The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society will hold a ceremony on May 21st, 2014 at The Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York to honor the life and legacy of the Japanese scientist. Born in Inawarshiro, Fukushima, in 1876, Noguchi achieved success as a scientist even though he was raised in a small rural village and was handicapped by a fire. His talent was recognized by the Rockefeller Institute which provided him with the opportunity to conduct research where he focused on a cure for yellow fever. On May 21, 1928 Dr. Noguchi succumbed to the disease he fought tirelessly to cure while working in Africa.
The event will be held on May 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at The Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY.
Among the honored guests and officials gathering to remember the internationally acclaimed scientist are Sumio Kusaka, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York, Dr. Sunichi Homma, the Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor at Columbia University Medical Center and founding President of the Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society, representatives from the Japanese Medical Society in America, the Japanese Association in America, New York Japanese Lions Club, Rockefeller University and The Woodlawn Cemetery. The public and press are welcome to attend the ceremony.
The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Society was established in 2013 to strengthen U.S. – Japan relations and to inspire and support children from both sides of the Pacific to study medicine. In addition to providing opportunities for students and creative learning, the Society is dedicated to preserving the memorial and memory of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. The Noguchi Memorial at The Woodlawn Cemetery was recently restored by the Japanese Medicals Society in America and is visited by hundreds annually.
For additional information about the event contact The Woodlawn Cemetery at (718) 920-0500.