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Dr. Richard Gunderman to Deliver Address at 155th Commencement

March 30, 2012

Dr. Richard Gunderman, professor at Indiana University and president of the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine, will deliver the address at Garrett-Evangelical's 155th commencement on May 11. The service begins at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Evanston with a reception to follow.

Professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts and philanthropy and in the Honors College at Indiana University, Dr. Gunderman also serves as vice chair of radiology. He is a Fellow of the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and serves on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Advanced Study, the Kinsey Institute, and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society.

“Dr. Richard Gunderman is one of those rare individuals who brings together great knowledge of medical science, faith and philanthropy,” said President Philip Amerson.  “It is our honor to have him share with us as the speaker for our 155th graduation ceremony.” 

Dr. Gunderman received his bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Wabash College, his master of public health from Indiana University, and his doctor of medicine and doctor of philosophy from the University of Chicago.  He is the author of over 300 scholarly articles and has published eight books, including We Make a Life by What We Give (Indiana University, 2008), Leadership in Healthcare (Springer, 2009), and Achieving Excellence in Medical Education (second edition, Springer, 2011).

A scholar with a passion for teaching, Dr. Gunderman is a nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award and a recipient of numerous other teaching awards, including the Robert Shellhamer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial All-University Award for Teaching Excellence. He was named the 2008 Outstanding Educator by the Radiological Society of North America and in 2011 was named the American Roentgen Ray Society Berlin Scholar in Medical Professionalism.