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Timothy Cunningham, a researcher with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has died. He was 35.

A graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University, Tim Cunningham was an epidemiologist, working for the chronic disease department of the CDC.

A ""Celebration of Life"" service is planned on the Morehouse College campus. It will be 10 a.m. Saturday April 21, 2018 in the King Chapel at Morehouse College, 830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Morehouse in Cunningham's name or to the homeless ministry at Atlanta's First United Methodist Church.

Timothy Cunningham was born in Montgomery, Ala., and lived in the Philippines from age 3 to 5 because of his parents' military careers, according to his family. The family later relocated to Maryland, where Timothy grew up before he attended Morehouse for his undergraduate degree. Cunningham later earned two graduate degrees at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In November, The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Cunningham to its ""40 Under 40"" list for his accomplishments.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement Thursday regarding the apparent drowning death of Timothy Cunningham.

""CDR Timothy Cunningham's colleagues and friends at CDC are deeply saddened to learn of his death. Tim was a treasured member of the CDC family and his work as an epidemiologist was invaluable to CDC's efforts to protect the health, safety, and security of Americans. " Read the full statement
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 5 to Apr. 21, 2018
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