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Congressman Price Mourns the Loss of Former UNC Professor, Dr. Charles Van der Horst

June 17, 2019
Press Release

RALEIGH, NC (June 17, 2019) - Today, Congressman Price released a statement on the passing of former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor, Dr. Charles Van der Horst. 

“Lisa and I were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of our longtime friend, Dr. Charles Van der Horst, and want to express our condolences to his wife Laura and their family," said Congressman David Price.  "Charlie’s path-breaking career as a clinician and researcher in infectious diseases at UNC-CH, especially his work on the front lines to combat HIV/AIDS in the US and Africa, have saved and improved thousands of lives.  He was charismatic and inspiring, a man of boundless energy and restless impatience with injustice, a leader with immense talent and a sure moral compass. We will miss him greatly.”