Herbert Bauer, M.D., M.P.H.
Golden Stethoscope Award from Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.
John R. Benfield, M.D.
Professor of Surgery Emeritus at UCLA and University of California, Davis, was elected President
of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. This foundation was established by
the thoracic surgeons of today to enhance the education and capabilities of the thoracic surgeons of tomorrow.
Robert L. Hunter, M.D.
Recipient of the 2003 Ohio Wesleyans Distinguished Achievement Citation. We are honored
and privileged to recognize Robert Hunters exceptional career as a leader in the field of histochemistry
and as a professor in higher education. Graduating from Ohio Wesleyan in 1943, with a B.A. in zoology,
Dr. Hunter obtained his M.A. from Ohio Wesleyan in 1949. He was an Atomic Energy Commission fellow from
1951-1953, and then completed his Ph.D. in Zoology in 1954 at the
University of Michigan. In 1953, Dr. Hunter embarked on his career in
higher education as an instructor of Anatomy, at the University of Michigan Medical School. He advanced
to assistant professor in 1959 and by 1962 had garnered the position of associate professor. Then in 1963,
Dr. Hunter became a member of the Stanford University School of Medicine until 1966, when he joined the
teaching faculty of the University of California, Davis. Within two years, he was appointed chairman of
the Department of Human Anatomy and held that office until 1974. He remained with the university until
his retirement in 1988 and now enjoys the title of professor emeritus. He was always involved with the
university on many levels, serving on several committees of the Davis division of the Academic Senate
including Committee on Courses of Instruction, Executive Council, and divisional Representative to the
Assembly of the Academic Senate. He was also president of the Davis chapter of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma
Xi. While Dr. Hunter excelled as an educator, he did not limit his talents to only that field, but continued
his love of research. Dr. Hunter is considered one of the nation's finest histo-chemists the study of
chemical substances in the body on a cellular level. Our congratulations to Dr. Hunter