Jennifer A. Daru, 42, died March 23, 2014, in Kentfield, CA, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Born in Massachusetts, she grew up in Tiburon, CA, and received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College. She earned her medical degree via the Brown-Dartmouth Program and completed her residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She served as chief of Pediatric Hospital Medicine for California Pacific Medical Center, after roles at Advocate Illinois Masonic and Children’s Memorial in Chicago. She was elected to serve as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine, setting standards of care for hospitalized children across the country. Jenn was kind and generous and devoted to her family and many friends. She loved to bring people together and was always up for new adventures. She was an avid athlete who enjoyed working out, playing tennis, and spending time outdoors, especially hiking on Mt. Tam.
She is survived by her husband, Jon Laudenbach; her son, Carson; her parents, Sid and Janet Daru; her in-laws; and several nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in Jenn’s memory to the National Brain Tumor Society.