ALMANAC BETWEEN ISSUES June 2, 2000
Memorial Service: Dr. Overton
Dr. G. Christian Overton, the founding director of the Center for Bioinformatics died on June 1 at the age of 52 from complications arising from cardiomyopathy. Dr. Overton, an internationally recognized pioneer in genomic research, joined Penn in 1991 as a research associate professor of genetics in the School of Medicine. In 1997 he became an associate professor and director of the center, an interdisciplinary venture between the Schools of Medicine, Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Applied Science. He also held a secondary appointment in the department of computer and information science in SEAS.
Dr. Overton is survived by his wife, Carolyn; two sons, Aaron and Graham, and two daughters, Johanna Hernandez and Natalie Hernandez; his parents, William and Muriel Overton, his brother John Overton and sister Ellen Overton.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 1 p.m. at St.
David's Episcopal Church, 763 Valley Forge Road in Wayne. In lieu of flowers,
the family request that donations be made to the memorial fund established
in his memory: the G. Christian Overton Cardiovascular Research Fund, Medical
Center Development, 3535 market St. , Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA, made
payable to the Trustees of the University.