“Dr. Derendorf and I met by chance in Uruguay more than 25 years ago. I was his translator for a day, and he changed the course of my life. He was a dear mentor, colleague, friend and an important part of our extended family. AS One of the most brilliant minds in the scientific world, he managed to stay grounded, down to earth and friendly to everyone. We should all strive to continue his legacy by perpetuating his spirit of joy, openness, generosity and wonder.”
— Amparo de la Peña, Ph.D.
Former trainee and Senior Research Advisor and Asset Manager,
Eli Lilly and Company
“Over the last two decades, it became clear to me what a giant Hartmut was within clinical pharmacology, particularly PK/PD and pharmacometrics. What was particularly special about him was his network. I don’t know anyone who knew more people or had a bigger network in the pharmaceutical sciences than Hartmut. This is largely due to his generous spirit and true desire to not only advance his discipline, but, more importantly, to advance PEOPLE in his discipline.”
— Julie Johnson, Pharm.D.
Dean and Distinguished Professor,
UF College of Pharmacy
“I feel very fortunate to have known Hartmut for over 20 years. First, as a respected, visionary colleague and mentor, and second, as a generous and loyal friend. I thought about his excellent international reputation in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, his many awards and honors, and the number of students whose lives he touched. There is no risk that his name will ever be forgotten by the scientific community, as attested to by the hundreds of tributes written in his honor.”
— Larry Lesko, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology,
UF College of Pharmacy
“Hartmut measured his own success by the successes of those around him — those he mentored and collaborated with. I have not come across anyone in my professional life with such humility, made more remarkable by what a giant in the field he was. A consummate scientist, a bon vivant, Hartmut was such a joy to be around professionally and personally. I work with hundreds of scientists every year and many of them have been trained by Hartmut, influenced by his work or touched by his intellectual generosity.”
— Issam Zineh, Pharm.D., M.P.H.
Former colleague and Director of the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
“With Hartmut, we lost a brilliant scientist, teacher and mentor, but first and foremost, a wonderful human being.
His humble and kind nature, his unassuming demeanor, great enthusiasm and cheerfulness for improving the profession earned him many friends and great respect around the globe.”
— Stephan Schmidt, Ph.D.
Former trainee and Associate Professor, UF College of Pharmacy