George & Millie Ablin Scholarship
George Ablin was raised in Chicago, received his B.S. and M.D. from the University of Michigan, interned at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, did his residency at the University of Wisconsin, later was Instructor at the University of Michigan, and also became a Clinical Professor at California State University, Bakersfield. Dr. Ablin was Board Certified in Neurological Surgery, A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Dr. Ablin began practice in neurosurgery in Bakersfield, California, in 1953, was President of the Kern County Medical Society in 1984, and was very active in the California Medical Association in various leadership positions. He was Treasurer of the California Medical Review Board and received Distinguished Service awards from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Ablin served on Kern County High School Board for 12 years and was able to give each child their high diploma at graduation. He was named Honorary President of the World Neurological Society and in 1989 he was selected as the Kern County Physician of the Year. George was the devoted father of seven children with his wife Millie.
Millie was a registered nurse who was an avid supporter of the community and California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). Millie Ablin, served as a member of the Board of Directors of the CSUB Foundation She was awarded an honorary CSUB degree and an award in Excellence for Teaching was created in her honor. This award honors excellence in teaching, contributions made to students, academic disciplines and campus communities. Her love of education led her to support the schools of Social Sciences & education and Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. George and Millie loved and appreciated the fine arts. Millie was on the founding board of the CSUB Dore Theater
George & Millie combined an exceptionally perceptive understanding of others, including hundreds of fellow academic and healthcare professionals, with warmth and gentleness and lively humor. They loved their colleagues and friends, and their society. The couple loved their community and CSUB.