Dr. Robert J. Gorlin Memorial Campaign

The Dr. Robert J. Gorlin Memorial Campaign

Robert J. GorlinDr. Gorlin began his career in 1956 as an associate professor and chair of the divisions of oral histology and oral pathology at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he worked until the end of his life.

For half a century, Dr. Gorlin pioneered research in oral and maxillofacial pathology, genetic defects and syndromes, craniofacial disorders and hereditary hearing loss. He identified many syndromes and diseases, several of which bear his name.

Included in his numerous recognitions and awards are honorary doctorates from five universities across the world. Dr. Gorlin was a past president of the International Association for Dental Research and the American Academy of Oral Pathology.

After a lifetime of pioneering research, Dr. Gorlin passed away at the age of 83. Though his laughter can no longer be heard echoing throughout Moos Tower, it is our hope that his memory and legacy will live on through this powerful visual tribute.

In recognition of the only School of Dentistry faculty member to be honored with a Regents Professorship, this distinguished memorial will transform the lobby adjacent to the Gorlin Conference Room on the 16th floor of Moos Tower. This fitting tribute also neighbors Dr. Gorlin’s former office as well as the offices and labs housing the program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, the program he helped to grow and develop.

For more information, contact:
Fred Bertschinger, Director of Development
E-mail: berts001@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-1657

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