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A Tree in Memory of a Beloved Postdoc

white dogwood blossoms

Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) blossoms

A kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) tree was planted last year in memory of Sang-A Park, a native of South Korea, who came to NIH in 2016 as a visiting postdoctoral fellow in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research’s Mucosal Immunology Section. She died after being hit by a car on campus in January 2018. Her tree is native to China, Japan, and Korea. In late spring, it will produce white flowers in the courtyard west of Building 30, the building where she once worked.

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