Global health community mourns loss of Robin Mittenthal

We will all miss Robin Mittenthal, an educator, farmer, entomologist, and global health expert, who died Saturday in a farm accident.

Read tributes to Robin Mittenthal here.

The UW-Madison global health, entomology and many other campus communities lost a good friend and colleague this weekend. Robin Mittenthal, who managed the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health for six years before being named center coordinator for the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Disease, died in a farm accident. His passion for agriculture, health, his children and his students made him a big presence in many lives. We send our sympathies to all his family, friends and colleagues. He will be missed.

This post will be updated as more information is available.

Remembering Robin Mittenthal

Mittenthal will be remembered at a grief session for faculty and staff from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 5) in the conference room in 116 Ag Hall.

A grief session for students will be from 4 to 5 p.m. today (Tuesday, Dec. 5) in 38 Ag Hall. A grief counselor will be available.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cress Funeral Home, 6021 University Avenue. Visitation begins at 10 a.m.

Read the Badger Herald’s story.