Vincent Fulginiti, M.D., chancellor emeritus, died March 19, 2013. He was 81. Fulginiti was a faculty member at CU in pediatric infectious diseases in the 1960s and left to be the first chair of pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He became chancellor of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1993, resigning that position after five years in 1998.
Fulginiti returned to Tucson in 2001, where he was an active member of the medical community, serving as a writer, lecturer and innovator for organizations including the CDC, American Pediatric Society, Medscape Medical Journal and the federal response to bioterrorism. During his career, Fulginiti, an internationally respected expert in pediatric infectious disease, wrote four books and more than 200 scholarly articles.
Fulginiti and his wife of 56 years, Shirley, held a lifelong interest in biomedical ethics and in 2012 CU honored their commitment with the dedication of the Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. He is survived by his wife and three children, John, Laura and Paul, and their families.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be considered to the Fulginiti Pavilion to continue his commitment to biomedical ethics. See the full obit.