In Memoriam: Paul Braunschweiger, PhD

It is with great sadness that we at PRIM&R mourn Paul Braunschweiger, PhD, who passed away on May 19. Dr. Braunschweiger, alongside Karen Hansen, co-founded the CITI Program 24 years ago, addressing the crucial need for training in the ethical conduct of research involving humans and other animals. Dr. Braunschweiger led the development and administration of CITI Program at the University of Miami. He also led the successful transition of CITI Program to BRANY in 2016 and remained CITI Program’s Managing Director until his retirement in 2018. 

Beyond his leadership at the CITI Program, Dr. Braunschweiger, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami, was a prolific researcher in basic cancer research. He received funding from the NIH, U.S. Department of Energy, and the Office of Research Integrity, and published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers. Additionally, he chaired the UM IACUC for more than 12 years. 

Dr. Braunschweiger’s leadership and vision led millions of learners to be trained through the CITI Program. The impactful work carried forward by these students, researchers, and investigators underscores the profound influence of Dr. Braunschweiger. 

Our condolences go out to Dr. Braunschweiger’s family and loved ones. In remembrance of Dr. Braunschweiger, let us continue to uphold and advance the principles of ethical research and education that he so passionately advocated.