FAIRBANKS - Friends and family are remembering Gerald Mohatt as a great teacher who was passionate about his family and work as director of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that the 69-year-old Mohatt died Wednesday at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after battling leukemia the past four years.
Colleagues say Mohatt, a University of Alaska Fairbanks psychology professor, is nationally known for his work with Alaska Natives and other indigenous people. Besides teaching at UAF, he was instrumental in developing the College of Rural Alaska.
A memorial service is planned Sunday on the UAF campus.
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