Before you break out your passport and book your next trip, hear from Dr. Bert DuPont '61 on the 10 rules for safe travel post COVID.


About our Bishop - Dr. Bert DuPont '61

Bert is a leader in the medical field and continues to be sought out for his expertise.

Societies and Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha (University of Texas-Houston, 1975); American Clinical and Climatological Association (President 2006-07); American Epidemiological Society; American Society for Clinical Investigation; Fellowship; American Academy of Microbiology; Mastership, American College of Physicians; Association of American Physicians; Fellow Infectious Diseases Society of America (President 1989-90); American College of Physicians (President Texas Chapter 1990-91); International Society of Travel Medicine (1st President 1991-93); Medal of Honor, 1995; Who's Who in America and Who’s Who in the World; Bronze Medal of Honor for leadership in travel medicine, French Government, Paris, France, 1993; America’s Top Doctors The Nation’s Leading Medical Specialists, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2001 - Present.

Degrees and Training: Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. (chemistry), 1961; Emory University School of Medicine, M.D., 1965. Internal Medicine Internship & Residency, University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1965-67; Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1967-69; Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1968-69; Honorary Doctorate for describing how strains of Escherichia coli produce diarrhea, University of Zurich, 2004.

Honorary Degree
Bert exemplifies the spirit of liberal arts at Ohio Wesleyan University. His credentials show that he is a leader in his field and a dedicated teacher, researcher, writer and physician.

Awards and Recognition from the University of Texas: From McGovern Medical School: John P. McGovern Most Distinguished Teacher, 1991; the Benjy F. Brooks, MD Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member Award, Alumni Association 1997; Commencement Speaker, 1996; From the Health Science Center: President’s Scholar Award for Research, 2009; from the University of Texas System: Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, election to the Shine Academy for Teaching Excellence and given System title Distinguished Teaching Professor.

Miscellaneous awards: Distinguished Achievement Citation, Ohio Wesleyan University; the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; the Laureate Award from the Texas Chapter of the ACP; the Distinguished Medical Achievement Award from Emory University Medical School; TIAA-CREF Distinguished Medical Educator in Texas Award; Alexander Fleming Award for Lifetime Achievement in Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Society of America; Innovation Award for work with Clostridium difficile infection, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital; Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member, Baylor College of Medicine

On-Campus Activities
Bert and his wife Peggy recently established an endowed chair in the sciences. With this gift, along with Bert and Peggy's respective OWU loyalty, will greatly add to the OWU sense of community and the student experience.

More about Bert and Peggy DuPont

*This event will be hosted virtually via Zoom and is being sponsored by the Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations. Details regarding login will be included in your registration email confirmation.