DEATH / OBITUARIES : Ida Stephens Owens has died, according to a statement posted online on Feb. 26, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ida Stephens Owens (PhD’67 Physiology), the first African American woman to earn a PhD from Duke. Her life and career will always be an inspiration for the Duke community. http://bit.ly/2T1qX9n @DukeAlumni pic.twitter.com/S3hdt1LIPT