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Bernard Charles Zook

Bernard Charles Zook, American pathology educator, administrator, researcher. Diplomate American College Veterinary Pathologists. Research fellow Smithsonian Institution, 1969-2004; grantee National Institutes of Health, 1967-1968, Murray Corporation, 1981-1985, National Cancer Institute, 1975-1986, Population Council, 1981-1985, Motorola Corporation, 1991-2002, Sabin Vaccine Institute, 2001-2004.


  • Zook, Bernard Charles was born on November 1, 1935 in Beach, North Dakota, United States. Son of Frank N. and Elizabeth Ferne (Kramer) Zook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, 1962. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1963. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1968.

      Postgraduate, Northeastern University, 1966.


    • From research fellow to assistant in pathology Medical School Harvard University, Boston, 1963-1968. From. research fellow to associate pathologist Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, 1963-1969. Assistant professor George Washington University, Washington, 1969-1974, director Animal Research Facility, 1972—2001, associate professor, 1974-1983, professor pathology, 1983—2004, professor emeritus, since 2005.

      Consultant commercial organizations.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American College Veterinary Pathologists.


    • Contributor articles on heart disease, poisoning, radiation injury, and other medical conditions to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member St. John's Chior, 1993-2004. Member American College Veterinary Pathology, Society Toxicologic Pathologists, National Society Medical Research (board directors 1981-1986), Bridge Club, Knights of Columbus, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Zeta.



    Music, opera.


    • Married Elinore A. Schillo, October 1, 1955. Children: Bernita, Melinda, Andrew.
    • father: Frank N. Zook
    • mother: Elizabeth Ferne (Kramer) Zook
    • spouse: Elinore A. Schillo
    • children: Bernita Zook
    • Melinda Zook
    • Andrew Zook
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    Born November 1, 1935