After serving in the Army as a physician, Gerald DeNardo ’54 became a professor of radiology, internal medicine, and pathology at the then-new UC Davis School of Medicine and was the founding chair of nuclear medicine. He also led an internationally recognized research team developing targeted therapies for oncology patients for which he and his wife, Sally, received the Benedict Cassen Prize—considered the “Nobel Prize of Nuclear Medicine”—in 2000. Gerald died Feb. 11, 2024, and is survived by family, including daughters Joan Menees M.A. ’13 and Susan DeNardo ’96, grandsons Nicholas DeNardo ’09 and Kyle Jensen ’13, and granddaughter Krista Jensen ’14.

06 May 2024