On March 9, 2022, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas S. Lübbe was awarded the title of “Honorary Professor” at the UMFST-UMCH Campus in Hamburg. His inaugural lecture was entitled “From Microcirculation to Palliative Medicine to UMFST-UMCH – An Invitation to a Journey Through an Unsual German Medical Career”.
The event was kicked off by a short address by Hon.-Prof. Dirk Naumann from the Campus Management. Among other things, he emphasized the commitment, the open and proactive nature as well as the humanity of Prof. Lübbe, who served as Medical Director of the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital Medical Center for Health Bad Lippspringe for many years. In addition, the newly appointed honorary professor also served as Chief Physician of the Cecilien Clinic and the Palliative Care Unit of the Karl Hansen Clinic. He described these and other stages of his extraordinary career after Dean Assoc. Prof. Simona Muresan awarded him his honorary title and dedicated another address to him. In his lecture, Prof. Lübbe also went into many other stages of his professional career. Among other activities, he was involved in a research project on the treatment of patients with so-called ferrofluids for many years. In addition to Bad Lippspringe, his path also took him to Berlin and Louisville, Kentucky, USA, where he began his research efforts. The inaugural lecture was rounded off by a surprise performance by the UMCH Band, which performed “Hold Back The River” by James Bay.
Following the main part of the event, which took place in the auditorium of the UMFST-UMCH Campus, Prof. Lübbe and his family, who had traveled to Hamburg especially for the occasion, as well as the students and faculty present gathered in the UMCH Lounge. There they had the opportunity to exchange ideas and celebrate together over a drink of their choice and finger food.