In memory of Nikolay Dmitrievich Yushchuk
(December 22, 1940 – October 17, 2023)
Russian healthcare and higher medical education have suffered an irreparable loss. At the 83rd year of his life, on October 17, 2023, Nikolay Dmitrievich Yushchuk died - Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, President of the A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Honorary Professor of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology of the Faculty of Medicine of the Scientific and Educational Institute "Higher School of Clinical Medicine named after N.A. Semashko".
All clinical, scientific and pedagogical activities of N.D. Yushchuk were inextricably linked with the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation. He stood at the origins of the national school of infectious disease specialists’ formation, being a leading specialist in the field of infectious diseases. Works of academician N.D. Yushchuk had a significant influence on the development of domestic and world science. Nikolay Dmitrievich was the founder of a new scientific direction - the study of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases at subcellular and molecular levels. At the Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology of the A.I. Yevdokimov Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, he created the laboratory of infectious disease pathogenesis. The modern development of Russian infectology and the domestic school of infectious disease specialists took place under the leadership of N.D. Yushchuk.
His energy, organizational skills and life position were able to translate new discoveries in the field of infectology into public health care practice, aimed at promotion of health and social potential of Russian Federation.
In the memory of his loved ones, colleagues and students, Nikolay Dmitrievich will forever remain a charismatic, cheerful, open to the perception of new knowledge, a man with a capital letter, an example of a great scientist, doctor, humanist and close friend. He was a sensitive, kind person, always ready to help, had enormous life experience, and possessed personal charm and warmth. The passing of Nikolai Dmitrievich is a great loss not only for his family and colleagues, but also for all of Russian science and medicine.
The staff of the department headed by Nikolay Dmitrievich is grieving - he is orphaned, he has lost a person close to everyone, whom no one can replace.
The editorial board of the journal expresses deep condolences to the family, friends and associates regarding the death of Nikolay Dmitrievich Yushchuk.
The bright memory of him will remain in our hearts!