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Stuart O. Bondurant (1929- )

Stuart Bondurant attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.S. in Medicine, and Duke University, where he received his medical degree. He taught at Albany Medical College before coming to Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine as its dean in 1979. Serving until 1994, he worked for health improvements in North Carolina, particularly in infant mortality. He was also one of the founders of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Among the national offices he has held are president of the American College of Physicians, chair of the American Association of Medical Colleges, and president of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. The university named a medical school building for him in 2005. He won the Thomas Jefferson Award in 1998.