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Gilbert "Gil" H. Friedell, M.D.

Gilbert "Gil" H. Friedell, M.D.
  • February 28, 1927 - September 23, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
  • The Gilbert H. Friedell Resident Scholar in Cancer Prevention and Control Fund
    Univ. of Kentucky - Markey Cancer Center - ATTN: Elisha Maxson
    800 Rose Street
    Lexington, KY 40536

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It was a blessing to have gotten to know Dr. Friedell during my post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2004 at the University of Kentucky. I had just returned home to KY after living in the northeast and midwest, and I was trying to reconnect with my Appalachian roots. With the help of Dr. Friedell and Angel Rubio, I was able to approach the challenges of Appalachia as a scientist, which was quite daunting. Always humble, he gave me many suggestions for research

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Posted by: Kimberly Kelly - Morgantown, WV - Student   Oct 17, 2018

Gil was just beginning community outreach efforts in Eastern Ky. I was teaching Public Health Nursing at Berea College and working closely with Judy Martin's organization -Applachian Communities for Children in Jackson and Clay counties. We met in a coffee shop in Berea Kentucky to discuss Judy's successful model using lay health workers for prenatal education. Gil was interested in training lay workers to reach women for cancer screening. I remember how excited he was to tell me his plan

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Posted by: Judy Myers Myers - Lexington, KY - Friend   Oct 04, 2018

I worked with Dr. Friedell when I came to UK and I have great memories of our time together. One of those memories was when he would go on overseas trips, he would dictate all the way there and all the way back. This made for a lot of transcribing time once he returned.

He was very passionate about his work and that was evident in all that he did. Many lives have been impacted by his dedication. I'm truly sorry to hear about his passing and prayers for your family at this time.

Janet Robinson Jones


Posted by: Janet Jones - Lexington, KY - Coworker   Oct 03, 2018

I worked with Dr. Friedell From 1998 until 2011 when I retired from the Kentucky Cancer Program. He was a great man working tirelessly for the Kentucky Cancer Program and University of Kentucky. He implemented so many different programs while at the University that are still going strong. He was not only my "boss" but a good friend. Thank you Dr. Friedell for all your hard work that will live on.


Posted by: Diane Watson - Lexington, KY - Coworker   Sep 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Friedell for many years. His dedication was evident in the work he did for others. Thinking of you during this difficult time.


Posted by: Beth Potter - Lexington, KY - Coworker   Sep 28, 2018