Peter L. “Pete” Petrakis PhD, MPH ’71

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Peter L. “Pete” Petrakis PhD, MPH ’71 died Feb. 28, 2011, in Everett, Wash., at age 82. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War at the military hospital in Rantoul, Ill. In addition to his MPH from UC Berkeley, he had an MS in biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD in biochemistry from UCSF. He taught biochemistry at San Francisco State University. Petrakis was a writer-editor for many U.S. government agencies and an award-winning science writer for the National Institute of Health.

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