Joe Brown, founding member and past president of the Texans for Advancement of Medical Research (TAMR), and The Alliance for Medical Research (TAMR-Ed), passed away on October 10, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Many of you knew Joe as a tireless advocate for medical research that may lead to treatments and cures for some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases afflicting man today.
During his 10 years as a leader in Texas in the fight to protect regenerative medical research in Texas, Joe volunteered countless hours and donated untold dollars to the cause. He recruited many talented people to TAMR and TAMR-Ed and traveled to Austin many times to testify in support of medical research and to educate policy-makers about the potential for cures and treatments.
Despite the challenges TAMR faced in working to protect research in Texas, and the increasing challenges of Joe’s and Nina’s health, he continued until very recently to be very engaged in public policy in Texas and at the national level.
Joe always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude, an unwavering commitment to the cause, and a devotion for Nina that was an inspiration to many.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife, Nina, his children, Gregg and Toby Brown and Stacy and Scott Doctor and four adoring grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Houston Area Parkinson Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, Texas 77098 http://www.hapsonline.org or the charity of your choice.