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Dr. Genell L. Knatterud


1930 - 2015 Notice Condolences
Dr.  Genell L. Knatterud Notice


On July 20, 2015, age 84, of St. Paul, MN, and longtime resident of Baltimore. Preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Mildred. Survived by her brother, Byron Knatterud (Lucy); former sister-in-law, LaRhae Knatterud; niece, Liv Anda Asplund (Branden); nephew, Bryn Knatterud (Melinda); grandnieces, Maren Asplund, Jonette and Theodora Knatterud; grandnephews, Anders Asplund, Bjorg and Per Eivind Knatterud. Genell was born on Oct 21, 1930 in Minot, North Dakota. She graduated from Macalester College in 1952 and earned her Ph.D. in biostatistics at the University of Minnesota in 1963. During her career, Genell became one of the leading practitioners and advocates for clinical trials in the country. She was president of Maryland Medical Research Institute and Clinical Trials & Surveys Corporation in Baltimore during several groundbreaking trials, including the University Group Diabetes Program, the Diabetic Retinopathy Study, the Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Study and the Occluded Artery Trial. Genell also served on federal advisory committees and on boards for a number of noteworthy trials, including those of the Women's Health Initiative of the National Institutes of Health. Education was important to her and she worked to educate future biostatisticians: as professor and acting director of the Division of Clinical Investigation at the University of Maryland and as visiting lecturer at John Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Genell was a mentor to many, with a strong work ethic and always generous in everything she did. Memorial service on Mon., August 3, 2 pm, at Carondelet Village Chapel, 525 Fairview Ave S, St. Paul, MN. Memorials preferred to the Biostatistics division in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, or Macalester College.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 1, 2015
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