In memoriam

December 2, 2022

Vicki Sayarath

Dear colleagues, 

I am deeply saddened to share news that Vicki Sayarath, a research scientist and the research director for the Department of Epidemiology at Geisel, died on November 14.

As Duane Compton's note to Geisel students, faculty and staff made clear, Vicki's work touched many lives and her support of Epidemiology's research programs was instrumental in helping that department grow and succeed.

Vicki joined Geisel in 2006 as a grant writer. She quickly became an expert in research regulation and compliance and cared deeply about her work. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1983 before going on to receive her Registered Dietician Degree from Harvard and MPH from the University of Minnesota in 1992.

Vicki will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and the impact she had on those who had the pleasure of working with her will surely stay with them forever. You can read more about Vicki's personal passions and the attributes that endeared her to many in her full obituary.
 
As we mourn this loss together, our sincerest condolences go out to Vicki's husband, John, her daughters, Maya and Melanie, and her close circle of family and friends at this most difficult time. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Philip J. Hanlon '77
President