University of Vermont

University Distinguished Professor Program

Ralph Budd

Ralph BuddDr. Ralph Budd is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Budd’s achievements in scholarship, leadership, mentoring, and service are unparalleled on the University of Vermont campus.

Dr. Budd is an internationally recognized physician-scientist who has made tremendous contributions to our understanding of the immune system. His research on the mechanisms of autoimmunity has garnered him numerous awards and research grants totaling over $60 million. In 2012, Dr. Budd was elected a member of the prestigious Association of American Physicians, whose members are recognized for their pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. He is the only AAP member on the UVM faculty.

Dr. Budd has served in a variety of leadership roles at UVM. He was the chief architect of what is today our highly successful Immunobiology Program, and of a recognized Center of Excellence, the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He is a dedicated mentor and role model to countless junior faculty and students, and a visionary leader who has gained the admiration of his peers.

Dr. Ralph Budd, I am honored to recognize your stellar accomplishments as a physician-scientist, mentor and leader by granting you the title of University Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont.

—Provost and Senior Vice President David V. Rosowsky

Read May 22, 2016
at the University’s 215th Commencement Ceremony

Last modified September 29 2016 09:32 AM