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With heavy hearts, we mourn our beloved friend and colleague Howard Eichenbaum who died in July 2017. We are very fortunate to have worked closely with Howard over the first 12 years of CRAM to plan and run our community's Charles River Association for Memory meetings, bringing the greater Boston area's memory researchers together to learn from and with each other. In many ways CRAM was the perfect vehicle for Howard, who above all else loved bringing people together to share new data or ideas, engage in discussions or debates, or just catch up about life over a beer at the reception. We will never forget the boyish twinkle in his eye when he caught hold of a new idea about memory or the hippocampus and began enthusiastically discussing how it should be integrated into our world view. Besides his brilliance and gentlemanly scholarship, the CRAM community knows what a sweet man Howard was. He was always willing to make time to hear about what was going on in a colleague's professional or personal life, and to warmly sympathize with challenges or celebrate successes. We are shocked and devastated to lose him so prematurely, and send our deepest sympathies to his family. With Denise Parisi, Neal Cohen, and others, CRAM held a March 23 2018 meeting that celebrated Howard and his contributions to the neuroscience of memory.

Since then, Denise Parisi has retired; we wish her the best and thank her for her tireless efforts to bring the CRAM community together over the years.

--Brad Dickerson, Dan Schacter, John Gabrieli

Howard's Wikipedia entry

Howard's lab website

Neal Cohen in Neuron

Mike Hasselmo, Chantal Stern in Sciene

Marc Howard, Chantal Stern, Mike Hasselmo in Nature Neuroscience

Richard Morris, Sam McKenzie in TINS

Howard's BU Obituary

Howard's book, Learning and Memory

Howard's and Neal's book, From Conditioning to Conscious Recollection

Neal's and Howard's book, Memory, Amnesia, and the Hippocampal System

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