Scott W. Cousins Records, 1974-2014

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Summary

Creator:
Cousins, Scott W.
Abstract:
Scott W. Cousins, M.D., a retina-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases, conducts research in both the clinical and laboratory setting at Duke. His research centers on various areas of dry and wet AMD and diabetic retinopathy. The bulk of this collection contains laboratory notebooks, research materials, and photographic materials. The materials in this collection date from 1974 to 2014.
Extent:
56 Linear Feet (37 boxes, 1 card box)
Collection ID:
MC.0158

Background

Scope and content:

The bulk of the materials in this collection are lab notebooks, but the collection also contains a large amount of slides and other photographic materials (some loose), training materials, course information, spreadsheets, research, grant information, and administrative records. The materials in this collection date from 1974 to 2014.

Biographical / historical:

Scott W. Cousins, M.D., a retina-trained ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of macular diseases, conducts research in both the clinical and laboratory setting. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College (1977) and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University (1982). While at Duke, Cousins has been a Robert Machemer, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology and Immunology, Vice Chair for Research, and Director of the Duke Center for Macular Diseases at Duke Eye Center. During his professional career he has also worked at Stanford University as a professor of ophthalmology and microbiology; Case Western Reserve University as in intern in internal medicine; Washington University as an instructor and chef resident for ophthalmology; and at the University of Miami as a clinical fellow in ophthalmology, a research fellow in ophthalmology, a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology and immunology, ophthalmology instructor, assistant professor in ophthalmology and microbiology, deputy director of the Vascular Biology Institute, ophthalmology director of research, and an ophthalmology professor.
In his clinical practice, Cousins has been involved in many trials and innovative therapies for the treatment of macular diseases, especially AMD and diabetic retinopathy.
In his scientific laboratory, Cousins has received both NIH funding and industry funding for his research in various areas of dry and wet AMD. Of particular research interest to Cousins is the role of circulating bone marrow-derived progenitors (stem cells) in contributing to wet AMD. His laboratory research has attempted to develop treatments for dry macular degeneration and improving vision in eyes with wet macular degeneration.
Cousins has published extensively in his field, and in 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Alcon Research Foundation Clinician Scientist Award. In 2008, the National Institutes of Health invited Cousins to join the National Advisory Eye Council. Cousins is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Medical Association. In 2010, Cousins was named one of the "Top 34 Ophthalmologists in the United States" by Becker's ASC Review.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2016.037 (transferred by Ashley Barnwell, July 2016); Accession A2016.038 (transferred by Ashley Barnwell, July 2016)
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into two series: Research Lab Records, 1974-2014 and [RESTRICTED] Records to be Destroyed, 2005-2014.

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Terms of access:

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Scott W. Cousins Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.