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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2004

Former chair of family medicine, John Gillen, M.D., dies

DAYTON, Ohio--John C. Gillen, M.D., former chair of family medicine, passed away on Tuesday, November 2. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH.

Dr. Gillen joined the School of Medicine as an associate professor in 1975 after 20 years of experience practicing family medicine in southwest Ohio. He was named chair of the department in 1978 and served in that capacity until 1992. He retired in early1993 as professor emeritus.

Dr. Gillen was born in Wellston, Ohio, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Ohio State University. He received his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and completed his internship and residency training at Toledo Hospital.

He frequently received teaching excellence awards from our students and will be remembered as an outstanding educator and clinician by both faculty and alumni.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to the John C. Gillen Family Medicine Scholarship Fund at Wright State University School of Medicine.