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Robert C. Gilkeson ’49

Published in July 6, 1994, issue

BOB DIED Dec. 2, 1993, in Roxbury, Conn. He prepared at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Princeton, he majored in psychology, was president of Colonial Club, and was on the interclub committee. He took time out for army service, and graduated in 1951.

After graduating, Bob went to Columbia, and then got his M.D. from Western Reserve Medical School in 1962. He did his postgraduate training at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and the Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He set up a pediatric psychiatrist practice at the University Hospital in Cleveland and in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He married Nancy Stevens in 1956, and they had three children. They divorced in 1981.

In the late '80s, Bob was founding director of The Learning Lab and of The Center for Drug Education and Brain Research, both in Stamford, Conn. There he concentrated on progressive diagnostic research and treatment of drugcaused braindeficiency disorders in adolescents. He also wrote and lectured extensively on the permanent damage to brain development caused by use of marijuana and other drugs.

Bob is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Chapman; his son, Dr. Robert C. "Chip" Jr. '81; daughters Martha Todd and Sarah W; and a grandson. The class extends to them its profound sympathies.

The Class of 1949

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