Professor Claus Buergelt Retirement Celebration

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine community celebrated the career of Professor Claus Buergelt and his transition to Emeritus Professor of Pathology at a ceremony on the afternoon of 27 October 2006.

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Claus D. Buergelt, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Emeritus Professor of Pathology


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John Dame, Department Chair, presents
a German National Soccer Team shirt to Claus
Many attendees were surprised to learn
that Claus has recently become a U.S. citizen
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Claus Buergelt played a major role in
developing and building the reputation of
the anatomic pathology resident training program
at Florida. He has trained over 55 residents,
many of whom have risen to positions of
prominence in academia, government laboratories
and industry. Many former residents and colleagues
submitted letters of congratulations and well wishes
to Claus on the occasion of his retirement.
They were bound in a book that John Dame
presented to Claus.
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Dean Glen Hoffsis presents Claus
with a photograph of the two of them at
an early Johnes Disease research conference and
congratulates Claus on his emeritus appointment.
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Gilles Monif presents a gift to Claus.
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Bob Bonde presents awards and gifts
to Claus in recognition of his contributions
over the years in the marine mammal research program.
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Claus enjoys Ellis Greiner's poetry
recitation on retirement.
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Ellis Greiner, Professor of Parasitology
and Associate Chair presents Claus
with a copy of the poem.
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Bill Castleman, former Chair, recounts
a few of Claus' many contributions and
critical leadership in building and maintaining a
high quality program in anatomic pathology
and pathology residency training at Florida.
Photo by Paul Nicoletti
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Claus steadies Pam Ginn during an
emotional overflow in her presentation. Pam is
a former resident and long time faculty
member. She and Claus worked together
very closely over the years while she
served as surgical pathology service chief
and residency coordinator. She summarized
a few of his many instances of mentorship,
generosity and kindness as teacher and colleague.
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Elliot Williams wished Claus well in his
retirement and thanked him for all the
adventures while serving as Claus' technician.
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Claus begins his thank you's with a gift
of red roses to his wife, Nancy.
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Claus presents a gift and thanks to Elliot Williams.
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Claus recognized and thanked Maron
Calderwood Mays for her many contributions
during the building of the anatomic pathology
program at Florida
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Claus Buergelt reflects upon a career
in academic pathology and expresses appreciation
to many individuals at The Animal Medical
Center, Cornell University (e.g., John King) and
friends and colleagues at Florida.
He outlined a few of his plans for what should
be a very ambitous and productive retirement.
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Together again:
Maron Calderwood Mays and Claus Buergelt.
Maron is a former faculty member who served
as residency coordinator and
chief of surgical pathology
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Paul Gibbs, Cheryl Chrissman,
and John Harvey
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John Harvey and Claus Buergelt
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Maron Calderwood Mays and Mary Reinhard
Mary Reinhard was one of the first
pathology residents in the program and
has returned to Florida as a faculty member
and Associate Director in Animal Care Services.
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Claus Buergelt and
Jeff Abbott, Assistant Professor of Pathology
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Maarten Drost (L) and Michael Schaer
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Claus Buergelt and Maarten Drost
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Ellis Greiner, David Taylor and Pam Ginn
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Claus and Nancy Buergelt
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Claus Buergelt and Pam Ginn
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Josh Powe and Claus Buergelt
Claus helped recruit Josh to the residency
program on a trip to Australia. Josh has just
passed ACVP boards and is working on
his PhD in experimental pathology
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David Taylor and Claus Buergelt
David is a former resident and current
residency coordinator in anatomic pathology
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Jim Thompson, Associate Dean,
congratulates Claus.
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Claus Buergelt and Mary Reinhard
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Charlie Courtney, Associate Dean, and
Elliott Jacobson with Claus Buergelt.
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Professor Claus Buergelt at the surgical
pathology read-out microscope


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posted 28 October 2006