Princeton High School announces Newest Member of the Academic and Career Hall of
Princeton High School has selected Dr. Rich Halberg to the Academic and Career Hall of Fame.
Dr. Halberg will be honored on Friday, September 9th during a ceremony in which he will
address the student body.
Dr. Halberg graduated from Princeton High School in 1983. After high school, he received his
Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics
from the University of Iowa. Dr. Halberg also graduated with a Ph.D. from Michigan State
University in Biochemistry.
Rich is currently a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Oncology at the University of
Wisconsin with appointments in the Carbone Cancer Center, Institute of Clinical and
Translational Research, and the William S. Middelton Veteran’s Hospital. In the fall of 2021, he
was appointed as Senior Director of Biomedical Research Facilities overseeing 34 cores in the
School of Medicine and Public Health.
Dr. Halberg’s proved a longstanding theory in cancer biology was wrong. Scientists believed for
over a hundred years that each cancer is derived from a single rogue cell. Rich and his research
team demonstrated that a cancer can be derived from multiple rogue cells and that is why cancer
can be so difficult to treat. Dr. Halberg’s research has been described in over 70 publications in
leading scientific journals and supported by grants from the American Cancer Society, American
Association of Cancer Research, Department of Defense, National Cancer Institute, and NASA