July 12-13, 2001

 

ITEM 112-2001-R0701       Authorization to Confer the Title of Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Microbiology upon Dr. Stephen J. Guggenheim; Montana State University- Bozeman

 

THAT:                                    Upon the occasion of the retirement of Stephen J. Guggenheim from the faculty of Montana State University, the Board of Regents wishes to express its appreciation for his service to the University, the Montana University System, and the people of the State of Montana.

 

EXPLANATION:                  Dr. Guggenheim joined the faculty of Montana State University in July 1984 as Director of the WWAMI Medical Education Program and Professor in the Department of Microbiology.  He came to MSU with an impressive record of medical school teaching, research, and productivity in the laboratory practice of medicine as well as having an active interest in the humanistic aspects of medicine.  Dr. Guggenheim received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Harvard University and had done postgraduate training in medicine at Case Western Reserve, postgraduate training in pathology at the University of Colorado, and postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health and Washington University.  Dr. Guggenheim is licensed to practice medicine in Montana and is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology.

 

Dr. Guggenheim has brought a unique combination of basic, clinical and laboratory sciences to his seventeen years of teaching pathology, physiology and microscopic anatomy courses to medical students and undergraduate students at Montana State University.   Additionally, he has taught numerous honors courses and seminar courses to undergraduates, relating medicine to the humanities.

 

His research and clinical laboratory expertise has led to numerous publications that have added information to the understanding of several different aspects of kidney disease.  He  continues to provide clinical laboratory expertise for clinicians in Montana and in the region by organizing and operating a renal biopsy diagnostic service, in collaboration with the Veterinary Molecular Biology Department.

 

As the administrator of the MSU WWAMI Medical Education Program, Dr. Guggenheim has provided responsible, innovative leadership while interacting with faculty and/or administrators from several MSU departments, from the University of Washington School of Medicine, from the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, and with the Bozeman and Montana medical communities.  He did this while always serving as an advocate for the students involved.  Additionally, Dr. Guggenheim has actively involved alumni and friends of the WWAMI Program in donations and has helped to build over $500,000 in accounts in the MSU Foundation.

           

In summary, Dr. Guggenheim has earned the rank of Professor Emeritus through his commitments to quality in teaching, research, administration and public service.  He has served as an outstanding role-model for seventeen years for the first year medical students in the WWAMI Program at Montana State University.

 

For these and other contributions, the Board of Regents of Higher Education is pleased to confer upon Stephen J. Guggenheim the rank of Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Microbiology at Montana State University.