Dr. Boldogh is a Recipient of an International Award, Doctor Honoris Causa
Istvan Boldogh, DM&B, PhD, represented the United States as one of international scholars to receive the Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC) in ceremonies at Semmelweis University (one of the oldest European universities), Budapest, Hungary. The award originated at the University of Oxford, England, in the 15th century and is given for extraordinary achievements in natural and technological sciences, as well as political, law, philosophical studies. The other participants who received the DHC were Hartmut P.H. Neumann, MD (Chair, Surgery, Freiburg, Germany) and Constantin Copotoiu, MD (Dean, Radiotherapist, Marovasarhely, Romania). Jorg Weidenhammer, MD (President, Asklepios Hospital Clinics, Hamburg, Germany) received a Honorary Senator title.
Dr. Boldogh is a Professor in UTMB’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology. He was one of 63 candidates from the United States, Europe and Asia, and selected by the Scientific Review Panel of the Faculty Senate at Semmelweis University. Nomination required research collaborations between the awardee’s home institution and Semmelweis University. Importantly, this award recognizes the excellence of the School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UTMB Health. The Review Panel also considered the excellence of the departments and centers in which Dr. Boldogh works: the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (recently ranked fifth in research funding among microbiology and immunology departments in the United States), the Sealy Center of Molecular Medicine, and the Center of Environmental Toxicology.