IN MEMORY OF Jim Boulger, PhD

Jim Boulger

Jim Boulger

Rural Advisor


It is with great sadness that we acknowledge that the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team’s Rural Advisor, Dr. Jim Boulger, recently passed away on Saturday January 14th, 2023, at the age of 81.

Dr. Boulger’s legacy in helping to build a medical school curriculum that focused on the training of rural and Indigenous physicians will not be forgotten. After his retirement from the UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus, Jim lent his pragmatic wisdom, experience and expertise in rural health, medical education and research mentoring to the MK-MDT and to the development of the Center for Community Engaged Rural Dementia and Alzheimer’s Research.

Above all, Jim was a gentle, kindhearted colleague who was always concerned for the welfare of others. Many in the Memory Keepers family were very close to Jim and all of us have been touched by him in some way. His presence in this world and with our team will be missed.