Condolences for Scott Herman

I really liked this guy. He was gruff and direct and you never wondered what he thought. At the same time he was warm and generous and completely dedicated to the ES and to his several editors from our flagship JCEM. He had an easy smile, and a very quirky sense of humor, which I always thought really showed at ENDO. Scott, I will miss you when I visit in the ES offices. I'll miss your walk and your big paw of a handshake. You will be warmly remembered and sadly missed.   

~ Scott Hunt, Former CEO, Endocrine Society


Scott always showed compassion and concern for me during my husband's recent health crisis. I knew that he and Molly were in a health battle as well. I will miss his jokes and kindness. It was a pleasure to know him and I appreciate his devotion to making his journals the best. My heart felt condolences to Molly and family.   

~ Cynthia Richardson, Endocrine Society


My heart goes out to his family so much. One special reason is -- that Scott treated all of us as "family". Our papers, our reviews, our deadlines, our needs - they mattered to him - to make things right and make things work for us. I always felt he was in there with me trying to solve a problem or get something over the finish line. With Scott, you always worked together with him. He has his sleeves rolled up too. He was not a scientist but he wanted the journals to communicate the science. He had the highest respect for it, and he had an amazing view of serving the field. He had the highest personal standards and commitment combined with a great sense of humor. He indeed fought so many personal health battles during the times we all knew him, but he was a man of such strength, bravery, dignity, good will - you would have never known the battles inside. Our field and so many of us individually will sorely miss this great man and this champion of endocrinology.   

~ Dolores Shoback, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Associate Editor for JCEM 2005-2009


Scott was a consummate professional that we all looked up to and respected. His human and his insights made serving on JCEM a privilege; and importantly he treated authors for JCEM and Endo with respect and dignity.  

~ Cliff Rosen, MD


I was very saddened to hear of Scott's passing today. Although I did not know him personally, my interactions with him with regards to his work at the journal were always marked by his courtesy, kindness, and professionalism. He will be sorely missed.  

~ Leslie Satin, PhD


I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Scott Herman's death. I had the pleasure of working with him when I served on the editorial board of Endocrinology and of ten reviewed for JCEM. His extraordinary services will be remembered. My deep condolences to his family and friends.  

~ Bellur Prabhakar, MD


Please accept my deep condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Scott. Although I did not have a chance to meet him personally, his service at editorial office always characterized with a high professionalism and courtesy.   

~ Marek Ruchala, MD


I have worked with Scott for years as an author, a reviewer and now as an editorial board member. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers with his friends and family and for all of you who work with him at the journal office.   

~ John Wu, MD


I had the opportunity to know him when I welcomed in the editorial board of JCEM and I quickly realized that was a special person. My heartfelt condolence to Scott's family and to all of you that worked with him.   

~ Giovanna Muscogiuri, MD


I am saddened to learn of Scott's passing. Like many others, I appreciated his professional competence in managing the Endocrine Society journals, and more importantly, I admired the self that he projected and his personal style as our paths crossed and as I observed his interactions with others. Please share my condolences with his family, friends, and colleagues. Scott will be remembered and missed.   

~ Robert J. Smith, MD


I have interacted with Scott both as an author and editorial board member. His professionalism, efficiency and promptness is something The entire community will miss. He will be very difficult to replace. My sincere condolences to the family.   

~ Vasantha Padmanabhan, MD


I began working for Scott on JCEM in 2006. He was a wonderful boss with a very welcoming management style: laid-back but efficient, friendly and personable to everyone even under pressure. He taught me a huge amount and was patient when I made mistakes; with Scott, the only bad mistake was one you didn't learn from. His work ethic, his ability to handle practically anything, and above all his outlook on life are all things I aspire to. I am so glad to have known him.   

~ Rebecca Kelly, Endocrine Society


I am saddened at the loss of my dear work friend, Scott. I would endearingly refer to him as the “Gentle Giant.” We worked together for a long time and often enjoyed reminiscing about Society life as it evolved over the last 12+ years. His dedication to his work was always an inspiration to me. My condolences go out to Molly and Scott’s family, and to all those who had the wonderful opportunity to know Scott.   

~ Kelly Fischer, Endocrine Society


For more than 3 years, I had the pleasure and the privilege to work with Scott on the marketing of JCEM. In spite of some very challenging days because of his health, Scott's focus and commitment to our efforts never waivered. He will always be remembered for his brilliance, hearty laughter, and love of life.   

~ Leticia Long, Endocrine Society


I will miss my talks with Scott. It seemed whenever I was having a very busy day, he would stop by to say hello. I was always happy to have the distraction because whatever joke or story he would share was sure to brighten my mood. I know I wasn't the only one. The Society is so fortunate to have had him for so long.   

~ Aaron Lohr, Endocrine Society


It was truly an honor working with Scott over the past year. It's a heavyhearted feeling each day I go pass his empty office, and I know he will truly be missed by the Publication staff. Though I did not know Scott for a long time, I felt a special connection to him because I worked with his wife Molly at a previous employer before working with him at the Endocrine Society. Molly, I share your grief in this time of bereavement with the deepest sympathy.   

~ Maxine Aldred, Endocrine Society


Scott was my manager during my time working at the Endocrine Society. From my first day on the job, he always went out of his way to make me feel welcome and relaxed and included as part of the team. He was always quick to bring levity to the workplace, and I always enjoyed how high spirited he was, even when battling against his illness. I will always be thankful for the encouragement and mentoring he gave me, and am thankful for the years I was able to work under his direction. I send all my well wishes to Molly during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.   

~ Kimberly Rosenfield, Former Endocrine Society Employee


Scott was a wonderful colleague. I miss his genuine wit, his easy smile, and his clear read of all things endocrine. Though I will really miss his sweaters, morning chats, and the occasional cold beer. My condolences to his wife, family, and friends, who there are many.  

~ Paul Hedrick, Endocrine Society


Scott gave ES publishing expertise, a wonderful sense of humor and testosterone, truly needed to balance a mostly female staff. He was a straight shooter but discussions always included laughter as he found and exploited humor at work. We drove him crazy with meeting proceedings published jointly with another journal. He would stop by my office with the same question “why” but was patient in working through the challenges to ensure success. Scott was a wonderful colleague and is truly missed.   

~ Wanda Johnson, Endocrine Society


Scott was one of my favorite co-workers. Although we didn't often work closely together in the office, we worked together in the ENDO store at the Annual Meeting several times and shared many laughs. Scott used his unique and dry humor to diffuse tension and stress and was just a big, sweet teddy bear. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to know him. Scott will be missed.   

~ Emily Reyer, Endocrine Society


My thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family during this difficult time. Scott was an amazing person with such a great personality. It was such a joy to see him around the office with his smile and upbeat personality. Even if there were tough and busy times at work, he was always able to bring a smile to my face! He will be greatly missed around here.   

~ Ivonne Kalinski, Endocrine Society


Scott was kind, funny, generous, wise and an inspiration to all that knew him! He loved life and loved to be funny. What I remember most is his introducing me to Berger's cookies from the Market in Chevy Chase. My waist line will never be the same. Scott and I shared many personal moments and I will miss our talks. I am grateful to have known him in my life. May his memory forever be a blessing.  

~ Nancy Chill, Endocrine Society


Scott, you were my pal...my trouble #2. Thanks for always checking up on me and giving me a hard time. I will miss those morning talks and your quick wit! I know you're resting now and at peace! You are missed, Sybia   

~ Sybia Roberson, Endocrine Society


Scott liked to do the rounds around the office and stop by to briefly chat with many of us on a weekly basis. Every time he stopped by my desk, regardless of what we talked about, he left me with a smile on my face. His sense of humor, camaraderie and openness is something that I enjoyed and will sorely miss. Scott, thank you for making me smile even on rainy Mondays!   

~ Elizabeth Kan, Endocrine Society


I just started as Senior Director of Publications and only had a brief opportunity to work with Scott, however, I knew him from when we were both on the FASEB Campus. Scott was so well respected by everyone who worked with him. He was a mentor and friend to the staff. Scott is sorely missed and I would like to extend my condolences to his lovely wife Molly, friends and family.  

~ Nancy Rodnan, Senior Director of Publications, Endocrine Society


Scott was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed by his colleagues and friends at the Endocrine Society. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone and he was a pleasure to work with. He fought so bravely and was so optimistic and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know him and work for him for almost 10 years. He will always remain in my heart.   

~ Liliana Noemi Medel, Endocrine Society


Scott was often known as “Sherman” by authors and reviewers because his email address was Sherman@endocrine.org.  No one could ever ask for a more dedicated managing editor.  Scott always took such great pride in JCEM and Endocrinology and we saw it every day.  Even on those days when he wasn’t feeling so well.  I always appreciated his ability to provide a personal touch to editors, authors, reviewers and members.  His sense of humor created a special connection with staff and those he worked with on the Society’s journals.  I especially miss his humorous use of his magic eight ball to answer questions and his habit of stopping by my office to provide a laugh or two.   Although his stature could be imposing, once you got to know him, it was clear he was just a big teddy bear inside.  Scott will be greatly missed.  

~ John Heberlein, Deputy Executive Director and COO, Endocrine Society


Scott was one of the first people I talked to when I started at the Society. I walked into our break room on my second day and, though I don't remember exactly what we said, chatted with him until his unique laugh bellowed out. Scott was a good, kind man and he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

~ Ted Morgan, Endocrine Society


My deepest condolences to Scott's family and friends. I wasn't lucky enough to meet him in person, but I have heard nothing but wonderful stories about his kindness, sweet demeanor and professionalism. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by everyone who had the honor to cross paths with him.

~ Lucia Tejada, Endocrine Society


Scott would often stop in my office doorway with a quip or sarcastic remark. He and I shared an appreciation for that sort of thing. It's hard to imagine the Endocrine Society without him. My condolences go out to his family and to all who knew and cared about him.

~ Janet Kreizman, former deputy executive director at the Endocrine Society


Scott and I interacted often, as we worked on journals and journal management. He was always cheerful, supportive, and professional. His personal touch will be missed; the Society has been improved by his work.

~ Brad Thompson, CNRCS, Univ. of Houston, TX


Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Scott passing. I had a great interaction with Scott during my tenure at the Endocrinology Editorial Board and as an author. He will be greatly miss.

~ Eduardo A. Nillni, Brown University


Scott was a dedicated editor who had the rare talent of balancing a commitment to excellence in publishing with a practical ability to get the job done. He embodied a combination of humor, patience, and skill--attributes that made him well suited to his work as well as to life. He will be sorely missed.

~ Rebecca Rinehart, Former Senior Director and Publisher, The Endocrine Society


I remember Scott for his dedicated leadership in the Endocrine Society. My condolences go out to his family.

~ Ellen Seely, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Scott was a man who touched many lives in special ways. We did not work together long but I know he was a valued friend and colleague to the staff of the Society and a trusted advisor to our leadership of the journals. I have learned that Scott and I share a nickname so I will forever feel a special connection to him! My best wishes for peace and comfort go to Molly and the rest of Scott's family.

~ Barbara Byrd Keenan, CEO, Endocrine Society


I would never have even considered the position of Editor-in-Chief of Endocrinology had it not been for Scott Herman. Having worked with him previously as an author, a reviewer, and an editor, I experienced his wisdom and humor. After becoming EIC and working with Scott daily, I learned how much I had underestimated his abilities, and more importantly, his kindness and his dedication.

~ Andrea C. Gore, University of Texas at Austin


It was a privilege to have had the opportunity to have worked with and gotten to know Scott. He was always the calm in the storm, cheerful, efficient, kind and generous. Such an untimely and tragic loss. He will be greatly missed.

~ Debbie Segaloff, The University of Iowa


Scott was a pleasure to work with over the years. He had great pride in his team and in his journals. Scott could be very 'no nonsense' and also very funny when the situation merited. We certainly respected him very much. He will be missed very deeply here at the Society. He was a wonderful colleague and friend.

~ Julie Boynton, Endocrine Society


Scott’s passing is a very sad loss to the Endocrine Society and especially to its journals that he served so well. To the inexperienced reviewer and neophyte associate editor he was the very embodiment - high-minded but also light-hearted – of the Endocrine Society’s journals. He was a fine, memorable character who guided reviewers and editors with a light touch, a generous and self-deprecating wit, but always with a serious purpose and the right goals. Fondly remembered, sorely missed

~ David Handelsman, ANZAC Research Institute, University of Sydney


My heartfelt condolences to all Scott's family. I have been in touch with him several times as a member of the JCEM Editorial Board and appreciated him a lot. I will keep a wonderful memory of him.

~ Enzo LALLI, IPMC CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France


Scott, you will be greatly missed and not easily replaced. Wit, efficiency, tremendous work ethic, professionalism, every day. A true leader and wonderful human being. A privilege and pleasure to have worked with you. Fondly, Daniel Drucker

~ Daniel Drucker, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute


What a sad and shocking news! I kind of worried the other day when I heard his voice on the messaging system. His voice did not sound right. I simply thought that he might have had a cold, but did not expect this. He was very helpful to me over the years and has given wise counsel whenever I needed. Always cheerful and full of enthusiasm. I will miss him dearly. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to his family. I am sure he is at peace with hemself. With deep sense of sadness...DSR

~ Sudhaker D. Rao, Henry Ford Hospital


I never met Scott, but it was apparent from our numerous communications that he was a kindly, efficient, gentlemanly professional. Knowing that he maintained such a high standard through serious health challenges reflects true character.

~ Arlan L Rosenbloom, University of Florida College of Medicine


My deepest condolences to Scott's family and colleagues in this most difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Scott Herman for the past 2 years as an Associate Editor for Endocrinology and have nothing but praise for his skill set, his dedication and his wit. He was a delight to interact with and the most helpful manger one could ever ask for. He will be deeply missed by all.

~ Gail S Prins, University of Illinois


Scott's passing is a great loss to the Endocrine Society and its publications, our community and the many people around the world that depend on the Society's written word. He was a great manager, fair and helpful, a hard worker, and all of that with the added benefit of always helping with a smile. We will always remember Scott; may his spirit be always with us, and the Society he so much loved!

~ Constantine Stratakis, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland


I was very saddened to hear of Scott's passing today. Although I did not know him personally, my interactions with him with regards to his work at the journal were always marked by his courtesy, kindness, and professionalism. He will be sorely missed.

My condolences to his family and friends, and to the people who worked closely with him at Endocrinology.

~ Dr. Les Sati, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


While I did not have the opportunity to work with Scott for very long, what I most appreciated about him was his support for biomedical research and what the Society tries to do to further funding and progress at the NIH. Scott knew firsthand the value of research and how new discoveries today can lead to treatment and cures in the future. I truly admired his ability to not only fight his disease but to also keep optimistic about the progress he was sure would come. With deepest sympathies, Mila Becker

~ Mila Becker, Endocrine Society


Scott was one of the first people I met when I started in 2004. He was a daunting man, standing over 6ft tall with no smile. Despite this intimidating first impression there was something about him that I liked. Scott and I worked closely on the Society’s Guidelines. He would make fun of my overweight dog and cat; check in on my day; and discuss the publication process. I appreciated his dry sense of humor and his blunt attitude. You always knew what Scott was thinking.I’m happy that he’s now at peace.

~ Lisa Marlow, Former Endocrine Society employee


It saddens me to hear of Scott's passing. He was a great man who kept me laughing with his jokes or comments. My heart felt condolences to his family and the Endocrine Society office.

~ Danielle Jordan, Former Endocrine Society employee


Hard to believe that his good-humored nature will no longer be with us. Scott Herman was a wonderful leader and colleague--he made the office an enjoyable place to work. You knew you made it into his inner circle if you experienced his dry humor and were given a nickname. He will be missed.

~ Jackie Ruttimann Oberst, Former Endocrine Society employee


Please accept my most sincere condolences following loss of Mr Herman. I have worked with him and I have been always very grateful for his kindness, efficiency and professionalism. We all miss him.

~ Antoni J. Dubela, UCSD School of Medicine


I would like to add my condolences to the family at Scott's passing.

~ John Lazarus, Cardiff University


I would like to express my condolence for Scott's loss. I have know him for years now and somewhat, it was "the" familiar and friendly face at JCEM.

~ Lourdes Ibáñez, University of Barcelona


As a research who publishes a significant amount of his work in the scientific journals of the Endocrine Society,  I had the opportunity to interact with Scott Herman quite a number of times. Although I never had the luck to meet him personally, I  can say without any reservation that he was always extremely courteous and professional in his work, and that I always had a high opinion of him.
It is with sadness that I received the news of his passing. My heartfelt condolences go with his family and friends at this time of mourning.

~ Arturo Hernandez, Maine Medical Center Research Institute


My deepest felt condolences to you and your family. I am Associate Editor of Endocrinology, and have had the pleasure of working with Scott over a number of years. I really enjoyed his great sense of humor. He will be missed by many many people, and certainly by me.

~ Daniel Bikle, VA Medical Center and University of California