Sanford Samuel (Sandy) Elberg


Sanford Samuel (Sandy) ElbergSanford Samuel (Sandy) Elberg PhD died Apr. 8, 2011, in Ukiah, Calif., at age 97. Elberg attended Lowell High School in San Francisco and received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley. During World War II he served as an officer at Fort Detrick, Md. Elberg was a professor of immunology and medical microbiology in the School of Public Health from 1938 to 1940. After World War II, he taught in the Department of Bacteriology and served as its chairman from 1952 to 1957. He was appointed Dean of the Graduate Division at Berkeley in 1961, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1978. Elberg was the recipient of the Berkeley Citation, the Clark Kerr Award, and the Sanford Elberg Lectureship in International Studies. Following retirement, he accepted a position as head of the University of California Overseas Program in Great Britain. Among his research accomplishments was the development of the Rev-1 Brucellosis vaccine. As a member of the World Health Organization, he traveled the world introducing the vaccine, which remains in wide use today.

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