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Gerri Hall

Gerri Hall, Ph.D.

Gerri is remembered for her numerous contributions to the practice of microbiology. She authored more than 150 manuscripts and hundreds of abstracts. She contributed chapters to textbooks, Cumitechs, CMPH, MMWR, and others. Most of us would have benefitted from hearing her speak at a workshop, teleconference, or a meeting. Gerri was awarded the 2008 bioMerieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology. Gerri was a servant, working on many committees and holding positions of leadership for ASM, ASCP, CAP, SCACM, CLSI, and TIIMs. I am sure many of you can share sweet anecdotes of happy times spent at work or play with Gerri.

Prior to retirement, Gerri was on staff at Cleveland Clinic for 35 years. Over that time she held a number of leadership roles in Microbiology and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She was Medical Director for the School of Medical Technology, directed courses in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, and was Vice Chair of Education for two years.

Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband, Jim, and son, JJ. She would be delighted to tell you of Jim’s abundant garden and orchard on their “farm” in New York and JJ’s job as a teacher at an inner city high school in Toledo. Gerri loved animals. A Labrador and a cat are members of the Hall family.

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