Dr. Frederick King was the founding chair of the University of Florida Department of Neuroscience. Dr. King joined the University of Florida in 1960 in the Division of Neurosurgery where he worked for approximately ten years. Dr. King along with an enormous number of people worked together to write the plans for the development of a neuroscience department. With the help of Dean Sutter and many others, the idea was pushed through that it would be great to have a neuroscience department at the University of Florida. After a great deal of time and effort, in 1971 Dr. King, Dean Sutter and the College of Medicine were successful in establishing the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. King of Atlanta, GA passed away on May 19, 2013 at the age of 87.