From: "Perez Ruixo, Juan Jose [PRDBE]"
Subject: [NMusers] Sad News
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:18:34 +0200

Dear friends and colleagues in the world of population analyses,

With deep regret I need to inform you that our dear colleague and friend Dr.
Vladimir Piotrovskij suddenly and unexpectedly passed away last Monday June
5th at the age of 60.

Vladimir joined Johnson & Johnson in 1994, driving the development and
implementation of the population approach in J&J's drug development
organization.  He continued to build his expertise in all aspects of
modeling and simulation, and was a critical contributor to its success not
only within J&J, but also within the population environment as a whole.
Vladimir was always very eager to learn, by himself as an autodidact, and
through numerous interactions with colleagues and user groups, nmusers being
one of them as you probably all know.  He was also a great teacher, sharing
his thoughts and whatever he learned with others, and many of you have
interacted with him directly at some point in time. He really was a great
scientist, broadly recognized for his expertise in population analyses, in
which field he has many landmark publications.

We will miss him deeply, not only as the world class scientist he was, but
also as a mentor, friend and very nice colleague. We will always remember
Vladimir as we try to continue the work he did to advance the area's of
PK-PD modeling, population analysis, and clinical trial simulation.

Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter for whom this loss is obviously
even more dramatic.

With deep regret,

An Vermeulen
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development