Curtis G. Hames

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Curtis G. Hames Sr.
Born 1920
Claxton, Georgia
Died January 6, 2005(2005-01-06)
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Education Medical College of Georgia '44
Occupation Family physician
Known for Evans County Heart Study
Spouse(s) Betty Connell

Dr. Curtis G. Hames Sr. (1920 Claxton, Georgia - January 6, 2005 Savannah, Georgia) was a family physcian and pioneer in the epidemologic study of heart disease and stroke.

He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1944.[1] He was a visiting clinical professor in the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Family Medicine.[2] From 1958 to 1995, the National Institutes of Health funded his Evans County Heart Study, which resulted in more than 560 published papers. The study showed the value of HDL cholesterol.[2]


Medical College of Georgia established the Curtis G. Hames Chair in Family Medicine;[1] Georgia Southern University established Curtis G. Hames Scholarships in Nursing;[3] Society of Teachers of Family Medicine established the Curtis G. Hames Research Award.[4][5]


  • 1984 MacArthur Fellows Program [6]
  • Lamartine Griffin Hardman Cup Award by the Medical Association of Georgia
  • Albert Lasker Special Public Health Award


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Hames, Epidemiology Pioneer, Dies". Medicine News. Medical College of Georgia. Archived from the original on 22 July 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Heart study pioneer, Dr. Curtis G. Hames dies: 1/21". Jan 14, 2005. Archived from the original on 16 February 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Local students receive scholarships" (Press release). Georgia Southern University Newsroom. July 5, 2007. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ Lindbloom EJ (2005). "Dietrich receives Curtis G. Hames Research Award, call for new model papers". Ann Fam Med. 3 (4): 373–5. doi:10.1370/afm.386. PMC 1466899Freely accessible. PMID 16046574. 
  5. ^ "Curtis G Hames Research Award". 
  6. ^ "Curtis G. Hames". MacArthur Foundation. January 1, 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 

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