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Karen Gadke

Karen Gadke, German biomedical communications and clinical research consultant.


  • Gadke, Karen was born on September 26, 1934 in Wincheringen, Rhineland, Germany. Came to the United States, 1961. Daughter of Johann and Klara (Lang) Lippert.

  • Education

    • Diploma Interpreter/Translator, Industrie und Handelskammer, Koblenz, Germany, 1960. Journalism diploma, Werner Welz School Journalism, Hameln, Germany, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Columbia Pacific University, San Raphael, California, 1989.

      Master of Science, Columbia Pacific University, San Raphael, California, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Greenwich University, Hilo, Hawaii, 1991.


    • Research assistant G.D. Searle & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1966-1976. President Willowcreek Medical Communications Consultant, Capron, since 1976. Paramedic, firefighter Long Grove (Illinois) Fire Department, 1976-1979.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member speaker's bureau Lake County Heart Association, 1976-1979. Member nutrition/wellness committee University Illinois Extension Service, Boone County, Illinois, 1992-1994. Associate board directors Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District, 1994, publicity chairperson.

    Volunteer mental health worker Janet Wattles Institute, Rockford, Illinois. Member ASCPA, Humane Society, Winnebago County, International Wolf Center.



    Jogging, dog sled racing, wilderness trekking, Karate (black belt), horseback riding.


    • Married William Lutz, July 14, 1959 (divorced 1968). 1 child, Mark; married Richard E. Gadke, July 24, 1976. 1 adopted child, Cheryl Gadke Starnes.
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    Born September 26, 1934
    • 1960
      Industrie und Handelskammer
    • 1961
      Werner Welz School Journalism
    • 1989
      Columbia Pacific University
    • 1990
      Columbia Pacific University
    • 1991
      Greenwich University
    • 1966 - 1976
      Research assistant, G.D. Searle & Company
      Skokie, Illinois, United States
    • 1976
      president, Willowcreek Medical Communications Consultant
      Capron, Illinois, United States