Memorial service for Gerald Reaven set for May 24

Speakers at a celebration of the life of Reaven, a renowned endocrinologist, will include faculty, family and colleagues.

Gerald Reaven

Memorial services will be held for Gerald “Jerry” Reaven, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, from 4-7 p.m. May 24 in McCaw Hall at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.

Reaven, whose decades of research at Stanford as an endocrinologist helped show that insulin resistance could lead to Type 2 diabetes and multiple other diseases, died Feb. 12. He was 89.

The program will begin at about 4:15 p.m., followed by a reception at the Ford Alumni Gardens. Speakers will include faculty, colleagues and members of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to support “The Gerald M. Reaven Memorial Education and Research Fund.”

The donation can be made either online or by a check made payable to Stanford University and sent to Stanford University Development Services, PO Box 20466, Stanford, CA, 94309-0466. Please note online or in the memo of the check: “In memory of Dr. Gerald Reaven.”

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