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Radulovacki, Prof. Dr. Miodrag 81, passed into eternal life in Belgrade, Serbia on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Loving father of Predrag (Brad) and Branko Radulovacki; proud grandfather of Grant, Reid, Kathryn and Ryan and beloved brother of Mirjana Radetich. Prof. Dr. Miodrag Radulovacki will be sorely missed by numerous other family members, friends, students and admirers world-wide. Prof. Dr. Miodrag Radulovacki was a Professor of Pharmacology and researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and a Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. From 1982 to 1985, he was a Chair of the Departmental Postgraduate Studies Committee. During his career, he was also a taught at the University of Belgrade, Serbia and the University of Khartoum, Sudan. Dr. Radulovacki's scientific career was highlighted by significant research accomplishments in two areas: (1) he postulated the Adenosine Sleep Theory, and (2) together with his longtime research collaborator, Dr. David W. Carley, (Professor of Medicine at the UIC), he pioneered pharmacological approaches for the treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Radulovacki and Dr. Carley invented several drug therapies for the treatment of sleep apnea which have been patented by the UIC. As a result, the UIC recognized them as the 2010 "Inventors of the Year." Visitation Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Sveta Gora Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, 3517 N. Pulaski Road in Chicago. Mali Pomen (Wake Service) 7:00 p.m. at Sveta Gora. Opelo (Serbian Orthodox Funeral Service) Monday, June 9, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 N Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631. After the Opelo, interment will take place at the St. Sava Cemetery, 32377 Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL, 60048. Approximate time of the interment is 2:30 p.m. Daca (Memorial Luncheon) will be served after the interment at the New Gracanica Monastery, 35240 W Grant Ave., Third Lake, IL 60046. Approximate time of the Memorial Luncheon is 3:45 p.m. For more information, please contact Sveta Gora, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home, phone 773-588-2200 or visit www.citulje.com.

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on June 1, 2014
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