Dayton, Ohio -- Kim Goldenberg, M.D., president emeritus of Wright State University, will receive the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Appreciation Award during graduation ceremonies held May 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. Each year the graduating class recognizes an individual or a community organization that has made a significant contribution to the class or to the medical school.
The Class of 2007 will honor Dr. Goldenberg for his outstanding leadership and service to the Boonshoft School of Medicine and Wright State University as dean of the medical school from 1990 to 1998 and as president of the university from 1998 to 2007. Throughout his career, Goldenberg has served as an innovative leader and exemplary role model for students, staff, and colleagues. His service includes serving as a consultant to the White House on health care reform and to Congress on veterans' affairs, and he served in leadership capacities on 19 national committees.
Goldenberg received his M.D. degree from Albany Medical College, where he received research grants from the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. He completed his internship and internal medicine residency at the Western Reserve Care System, Ohio. He holds a B.S. degree in engineering science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.S. degree in bioengineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Prior to entering the medical profession, Dr. Goldenberg was an engineer for Grumman Aerospace Corporation. His work included testing critical parts for NASA's first manned lunar landing and managing a $49 million jet research-testing program.
A member of the Wright State faculty since 1983, Goldenberg has received many academic honors and community awards throughout his career including the Wright State University Academy of Medicine's Excellence in Medical Education and Research Award.
A prolific writer, he has written more than 80 publications and three books. He serves on the boards of the Miami Valley Economic Development Coalition, Miami Valley Research Foundation, the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute, the Midwestern Collegiate Conference and the Dayton Art Institute, and serves as an advisor to the Special Wish Foundation for Children.
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