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Medical Geneticist Charles Epstein Dies

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Charles J. Epstein, MD, a professor emeritus at UCSF who helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine, died on Feb. 15, 2011, at his home. He was 77.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at 1 p.m., at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, in Tiburon.

Plans for a memorial event at UCSF will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts can be made to the UCSF Foundation, for the benefit of the Charles and Lois Epstein Visiting Professorship, Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339.

Read about Epstein's life and work here.

Read more about what colleagues are saying about him on the UCSF School of Medicine website.