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richard a. schaeffer memorial fund

Rick Schaeffer was a tireless promoter of Mass Spectrometry for almost three decades until his death in an automobile-tractor trailer accident in 2004. Shortly after that, his family, friends and associates formed the Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund to honor his memory. The purpose of the Richard A. Schaeffer Memorial Fund is to help students and post-doctoral fellows in the field of mass spectrometry with the expenses associated for the presentation of their current work at scientific conferences. Rick's legacy will continue as we support the values and works that were important to him.