“Mart taught me how to write scientifically,” says Dr. Arend. “He read each of my drafts meticulously and marked up my manuscripts extensively. This experience prepared me well for a subsequent job as editor of Arthritis & Rheumatism.”
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Mart’s collegiality, his expectations of excellence, and his contributions to medicine and science will long be remembered.
“Dr. Mart Mannik was a superb mentor, leading me to an exciting career of scientific work. I could not have asked for a more capable role model and friend,” says Dr. Arend.
Dr. Pope says, “I remember lunches with Mart and the other fellows in what I believe was the faculty dining room. It was tradition. It was a special time.
“Mart touched my life as a rheumatologist and investigator in a way that I, and I am sure all the others who have trained with him, will cherish and remember,” concludes Dr. Pope.
“Mart was an outstanding clinician-scientist. We will miss him,” says Eng M. Tan, MD, professor emeritus at the Scripps Research Institute.
Dr. Mannik is survived by his wife, Zita, and his brothers, children and grandchildren. An obituary prepared by the family can be found in the Seattle Times. In lieu of sending flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the University of Washington Division of Rheumatology.
Keith Elkon, MD, is a professor of medicine and head of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Washington.