Frederick C. Binter (10/20/17-12/26/06)



"Being his only daughter, I have always seen my father as larger than life and he was my inspiration. What we are doing with this center speaks to the essence of my father as I knew him and what he taught me. His steadfast belief that all things are achievable with hard work, science and ethics applies to every part of life and certainly applies to this effort in his name. He had faith that while the results might not be visible today, they would be in the future as long as we keep working.

The son of an immigrant German printer, he put himself through college dipping ice cream, loving research and the field of medicine. Financially unable to afford medical school, he became an organic chemist and then started his own chemical company which he appropriately named "Independence Chemical Company". Successful in business, he also loved to ski and we made the family pilgrimage to Vermont every Christmas.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the late 1970s. If he could see the multidisciplinary approach with applied science and compassion that this center embodies, he would be very proud of us all."

- Nancy E. Binter, MD