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Life of respected Geisinger Researcher to be celebrated at June 18th Event

The life and achievements of Howard Morgan, MD, founding director of Geisinger's Weis Center for Research, will be honored at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Henry Hood Center for Health Research, located on the campus of Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Morgan, who died on March 2, was one of the nation's foremost cardiology researchers, and led a program that evolved into biochemistry, molecular biology and cancer research.

As senior vice president for research and director of the Sigfriend and Janet Weis Cetner for Research, Dr. Morgan established the standards and policies ofr a flourishing research program at Geisinger.

Born on Oct. 8, 1927, Dr. Morgan was a former president of the American Heart Association, and a nationally renowned cardiologist. With the backing and leadership of Dr. Morgan and former Geisigner President and CEO Henry Hood, MD as well as the generosity of the Weis Family, the 65,000-square-foot Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Reserach was dedicated in September 1987.

This event is part of a daylong research program at Geisinger.

If you're unable to attend, please send your thoughts or tributes by e-mail to for inclusion in a booklet to be presented to Dr. Morgan's wife, Donna.

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