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Greek organization to honor doctor

A local Greek organization will honor an internationally known urologist who died in June during a ceremony Saturday morning.

The Hellenic Ideals Program of the Bluegrass will recognize Dr. James F. Glenn as the recipient of an award "given annually to a local citizen whose life and work exemplify the ideals of ancient Greece.

Glenn, 81, died June 10 at University of Kentucky Hospital. He was chief of urology at Duke University and dean of the Emory University School of Medicine before returning to Kentucky to continue his work.

Glenn, who was born in Lexington, had homes in Versailles and Boca Grande, Fla. He was director of the Markey Cancer Center at UK from 1989 to 1993 and chief of staff at UK Hospital from 1993 to 1996. He was acting chairman of surgery at UK Medical Center from 1996 to 1998.

The Hellenic Ideals Program ceremony is free and open to the public. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. at UK's Singletary Center.