Zumwalt to receive George E. Gantner, Jr., M.D. Annual Lecturer Award

October 16, 2017 - Department of Pathology

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Dr. Zumwalt

Dr. Ross Zumwalt will receive George E. Gantner, Jr., M.D. Annual Lecturer Award at the 2017 meeting of The National Association of Medical Examiners.

This lectureship acknowledges and pays tribute to the c ontributions made by George E. Gantner, Jr., M.D. to the National Association of Medical Examiners. In 1977, when 11-year old NAME needed to relocate from its second home in Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. George E. Gantner, Jr. was Director of the Division of Forensic and Environmental Pathology at St. Loui s University School of Medicine and had just been elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the organization. Dr. Gantner generously offered to oversee NAME activities in St. Louis, Missouri and NAME moved there in 1977 and remained there until 2003.

Dr. Gantner served as NAME’s Secretary/Treasurer until his death November 15, 1988, having served as the daily overseer of NAME for more than a decade. He availed himself to NAME and its needs and contributed greatly to this organization. It is in his memory and honor that the George E. Gantner, Jr., M.D. Annual Lecturer Award was established in 1994. Those selected by the Awards Committee to give the lecture and receive the award have made outsta nding contributions to the advancement of forensic science and have attained professional recognition an d respect as an orator in a professional field.

This year’s Gantner Lecturer and Award Recipient, Ross E. Zumwalt, M.D., is an excellent addition to the distinguished group of lecturers.