Memorial set for late Robert Wissler
A memorial service for the late Robert Wissler will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Bond Chapel on the University campus. A reception will follow in the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St.
Wissler, who died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the age of 89, was a leading expert on the role of diet in the development, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Donald N. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Pathology, Immunology, Human Nutrition & Nutritional Biology, and the College, Wissler was a pioneer in understanding the connections between diet and the development of heart disease.
He also was a tireless advocate for improvements in the typical American diet.