Herman Hugh Fudenberg
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INMAN, SC-- Departed this life on the afternoon of March 15, 2014. Dr. H.H. Fudenberg, Residence, Inman, SC. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in the Lodge at Lake Bowen Commons, 7116 Highway 9, Inman. Visitation at 6:00 PM, service at 6:30 PM.
Dr. Fudenberg was born October 24, 1928, in New York NY, the son of Nussen (Nathan) Fudenberg and Faige (Fannie) Chackowitz. He grew up in Minneapolis MN, and went to high school there before graduating from UCLA in 1949 and the University of Chicago Medical School in 1953. After post-doctoral training and research, he joined the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco in 1960 as an assistant professor of medicine. He spent 15 years at UCSF, rising to full professor and chief of the division of Hematology and Immunology, as well as professor at UC Berkeley.
In 1975, he accepted a position at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC, where he founded and chaired the first combined Department of Basic and Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, which became the standard model for medical schools everywhere. He served ten years as Chairman and 6 more years as a Professor.
In 1991, he retired from MUSC and moved to Spartanburg SC, where he started the NeuroImmunoThereapeutics Research Foundation, a non-profit research clinic. Even after closing his office in 2003, he continued to work from home, consult colleagues, and give occasional lectures.
H.H. Fudenberg published his first scientific papers while still in medical school, and during a career spanning over 50 years, he authored or co-authored over 800 scientific publications. He co-wrote "Basic and Clinical Immunology," for many years the most widely used immunology text in the world. He was chief editor of the journal "Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology" and served on the editorial boards of over 30 journals. He served as an Expert Advisor on Immunology for the World Health Organization for twenty years and countless other boards and advisory panels.
In 1962, Dr. Fudenberg became the youngest person ever awarded the Pasteur Medal, and he subsequently received many other awards and honorary degrees.
Dr. Fudenberg was married for 24 years to Betty Roof Fudenberg, M.D., the mother of his four sons: Drew, Brooks, David, and Haskell. He is survived by them and five grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any charity that supports biomedical research.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014