Dr. Duck-Hee Kang

March 27, 1947September 20, 2016
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Arrangements under the direction of Garden Oaks Funeral Home, HOUSTON, TX.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dr. Duck-Hee Kang

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Susan Lutgendorf

April 17, 2017

I knew Duck Hee when she was a student in Madison. She was always such a kind and supportive person. She was a passionate scholar, and had so much to contribute. I was shocked to hear of her death.To her family- I am so sorry for your loss.

Traci McArdle

November 6, 2016

I am just learning of the news of Dr. Kang. I am truly saddened by her loss. Dr. Kang taught me the true meaning of "Nursing Research" when I was so lucky to have worked with her at UAB. I will always remember her kind spirit, her big smile and her wonderful laugh. She will be greatly missed by so many and I am so proud to have known such an outstanding woman. To Dr. Kangs' family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joyce Newman Giger

October 3, 2016

To the family of Dr. Kang may your hearts be uplifted to know that Dr. Kang left an indelible footprint on this earth. We met when we both at UAB. We also went to the NIH Genetic conference together for the entire Summer in 2000.

Dr. Joyce Newman Giger Los Angeles, California

Fang Yao Stephen Hou

October 2, 2016

It was such a surprise to learn about this sad news. Duck-Hee and a few of us who were in Madison WI, with our mentor Chris, had a wonderful experience of working together and knowing each other. I can not forget her smile and positive attitude. Her encouragement helped me finish the last stage of my study. I though I could see her again. Now I have to wait until eternity. Lord, cover her family with peace and hope of glory! Duck-Hee has finished her race. She is with our Lord whom she love!

Sandy Branson

September 30, 2016

To the family of Dr. Kang. We are all so sorry for your loss. Dr. Kang was a beloved mentor and research advisor. Her laughter and kind spirit were refreshing. She talked of her family often. Her legacy lives through each of us, through her research and her spirit, as she touched us in so many ways. As she always reported off in her emails, Take care. She would want you to take care of yourselves.

Andrine Lemieux

September 29, 2016

Duck-Hee was with me when I learned of my own mother's death in '92. She was so kind and supportive. I had great respect for her as a fellow female scientist. She taught me the importance of work and family balance, a gift that has been very important to me in my career. My heart goes out to her children.

Sandra Rogers

September 28, 2016

Duck-Hee was an amazingly smart, funny, kind, and genuine person. I thought the world of her and will miss her spirit. My thoughts to her family.

Maureen Groer

September 28, 2016

I just learned of the passing of my dear friend Duck-Hee. We were friends and colleagues for many years through our work and interest in psychoneuroimmunology. My condolences to her family and friends

Bonnie Ladner

September 28, 2016

To the family of my friend. My office is just down the hall from Duck-Hee's office and I have worked with her on grant submissions since she came to the School of Nursing 7 years ago. What a feisty lady she was! She visited my office frequently, just stopping by to scare me out of my chair (my back faces the door) or just to chat. I am sure going to miss her friendly banter and quick wit!! Her passing is a shock to us all but her spirit will live in us forever.

Lisa Boss

September 26, 2016

I met Dr. Kang in the Spring of 2010, and my life was forever changed. She became my advisor in my PhD program, me mentor, and friend. I owe all my success as a doctoral student, and junior faculty to Dr. Kang. I will remember everything I learned from her, and hope to live up to her expectations and high standards.