Dr. Richard Hudgens joined the Department in 1963. From 1967 to 1974, he was also the assistant and then associate dean for curriculum at the Medical School. From 1971 to 1974, he served as Residency Training Director. Dr. Hudgens left the full time faculty in 1974 to enter private practice. During his time in private practice, he remained active in teaching residents and medical students at Washington University. In 1989, Dr. Cloninger recruited Dr. Hudgens back to the full time faculty. Dr. Hudgens has won numerous teaching awards. He also is very interested in preserving the history of the Department and provided materials that aided in the development of this time line history.