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Robert Leroy Morris ’63

Robert L. Morris ’63, of cancer, March 2, 2001, in Portland. He attended Reed for two years and then attended Portland State University, where he graduated. He was a well-known clinical engineer at Oregon Health Sciences University for 34 years, retiring in 1998 as director of clinical engineering and assistant professor in the pathology department. He was a founder and past president of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), a professional association founded in 1991. He was a consultant for the United Nations, the World Bank and the U.S. Treasury, and held appointments at two universities in China. He also volunteered his time extensively around the world in humanitarian relief efforts. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation has established the Robert L. Morris Humanitarian ACCE Award in his honor. Survivors include his wife, two daughters, two sisters, two brothers, and one grandchild.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2001

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