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Sanders, Hilda Bolden A pioneer in hospital research laboratory management, has died at 92. Her 25-year career in healthcare began at New Orleans Touro Infirmary, while she was completing undergraduate studies at Xavier University. After relocating to Chicago, she joined the University of Illinois Hektoen Institute. Her work on the University hospital's organ transplant team led her to Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, where she developed and ran the electron microscopy research laboratory. She was the first African-American woman in the Midwest to reach that level of responsibility. She was born October 24, 1921 in Vacherie, Louisiana. In 1945 she married Caesar H. Sanders; they had one child, Lauri Mathile Sanders. Visitation is Friday, August 15, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Cage Memorial Chapel, 7651 South Jeffery Blvd. Services, with the wake at 10:00 a.m. and funeral at 11:00 a.m., are Saturday, August 16, at Ebenezer M. B. Church, 4501 South Vincennes Ave. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to UNCF-Chicago, 105 W. Adams St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60603, in memory of Hilda B. Sanders.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 15, 2014
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