MU professor, researcher dies of gastric cancer

Friday, October 21, 2011 | 2:51 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Cuihua Zhang died Oct. 1, 2011, in College Station, Texas, after a brief battle with gastric cancer. She was 49.

Dr. Zhang was an associate professor at MU in the departments of internal medicine, medical pharmacology and physiology and nutrition and exercise physiology. She was a researcher at MU's Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.

Dr. Zhang is survived by her husband, Marvin Harris; a son, Zhen Liu; one sister and three brothers.

A memorial service will be held from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m on Nov. 2 at MU's Acuff Auditorium. A memorial fund has been established in Zhang’s name.

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