(March 13, 2019) Lincoln Chin, PhD, a former faculty member and alumnus from the Classes of 1952 (BS) and 1954 (MS), passed away on Saturday, March 9. It was his 95th birthday.
After earning his PhD from the University of Utah in 1958, Dr. Chin joined the UA College of Pharmacy as an Associate and Full Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology. He taught the Pharmacology course with Dr. Picchioni and was the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs from 1987-1989. Dr. Picchioni remained a close colleague and friend as both worked for the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, regularly taking calls on their personal phones at night time and on weekends.
Dr. Chin was an integral part of the College of Pharmacy for many years. He brought a wealth of teaching talent, research and scholarly contributions to the College, which helped distinguish us as a top-ranked pharmacy school. Students held Dr. Chin in the highest regard for his willingness and availability to help them through the toughest parts of pharmacology materials. His office door was open each morning to all students so they could ask him questions and get advice when needed. He was respected as a teacher because he taught from the perspective of a pharmacy practitioner - something quite uncommon among faculty who taught the “pharmacological sciences.” He was always mindful that his responsibility was to prepare student pharmacists to become the most competent and caring practitioner possible.
Visitation and Funeral Services
Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Evergreen Mortuary, 3015 N. Oracle Road in Tucson. A funeral service follows immediately at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tucson Chinese Baptist Church.