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Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine

The Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research at the University of Kansas Medical Center hosts the annual Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction and Perinatal Research in honor and as a memorial to the life and research career of Gilbert S. Greenwald, Ph.D. Professor Greenwald had an illustrious career as a Distinguished Pro­fessor at the Medical Center and as an internationally recognized reproductive biologist.

The 16th Annual Greenwald Symposium is scheduled for
November 7-8, 2019.

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Gilbert S. Greenwald Biography

Gilbert S. Greenwald

Professor Gilbert S. Greenwald received his doctorate from the University of Califor­nia at Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral studies at the Carnegie Institute of Embryology in Baltimore. He then moved to his first faculty appoint­ment in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Washington. He joined the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Anatomy at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1961 where he held an endowed chair in Research in Human Reproduction. He also served as chair of the Department of Physiology at the Medical Center for 16 years (1977-1993).

Professor Greenwald received numerous awards for his outstanding re­search accomplishments from several scientific societies. Among these is the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduc­tion for his work as one of the founding members and early president of the Society, as well as Editor-in-Chief of its journal, Biology of Reproduction. Professor Greenwald also received the Carl Hartman Award for a career of outstanding scientific contributions to the field of reproductive biology.

The National Institutes of Health supported Dr. Greenwald's research his entire ca­reer. He trained more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and was instrumental in the career development of numerous faculty, including several currently holding leadership positions at the Uni­versity of Kansas Medical Center and at other academic institutions throughout the world. He was a true scholar, a superb mentor, and a generous friend. Professor Greenwald passed away on August 26, 2004.

Last modified: Jan 22, 2019