Robert B. Jennings Papers, 1966-2010

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Summary

Creator:
Jennings, Robert B., 1926-
Abstract:
Robert B. Jennings, MD (1926- ) was a Professor of Pathology at Duke from 1975 to 2003. He joined Duke faculty in 1975 as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, and remained in that position until 1989. His area of research was focused on ischemic heart disease. While at Duke, Jennings was appointed James B. Duke Professor of Pathology in 1980 and was made Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2003. Types of materials include Jennings' travel files, papers, lectures, and personal and professional correspondence. Materials range in date from 1966 to 2010.
Extent:
51 linear feet (34 cartons)
Language:
English
Collection ID:
MC.0139

Background

Scope and content:

Contains the personal and professional records of Robert B. Jennings, professor at Duke University from 1975 to 2003 and Chairman of the Department of Pathology from 1975 to 1989. Types of materials include specific travel/conference files such as schedules and miscellaneous other records, correspondence, fellowship applications, research data, papers, reports, studies, research volumes, professional forms, committee and board records, references, glossaries, transcripts, reprints, proposals, reviews, awards, drawings/slides, directories, notes, CVs, and receipts. Also includes floppy disks, an unidentified artifact, and glass slides. Materials range in date from 1966 to 2010.

Biographical / historical:

Robert Burgess Jennings was born in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BS from Northwestern University in 1947, and received his MS and MD from the same university in 1949 and 1950. He returned to Northwestern University Medical School as an Instructor in the Department of Pathology in 1953. He later progressed to Assistant Professor in 1956, Associate Professor in 1960, and Professor in 1963. In 1969, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology.
He remained in this position until his transfer to Duke University Medical Center in 1975, where he was again appointed as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology. He served in this position until 1989, and continued to serve as a Professor of Pathology until 2003. While at Duke University, he was appointed James B. Duke Professor of Pathology in 1980. Jennings was also made Professor Emeritus upon his retirement in 2003.
Jennings's basic research focused on ischemic heart disease. During his tenure at Duke, he was awarded a grant from the National Institutes (NIT) of Health for his research on Myocardial Ischemia that spanned from 1978 to 1997. He was also awarded two grants from the NIT for his research into Myocardial Ischemia and Reperfusion that spanned from 1996 to 1999 and 1990 to 2001, respectively. Jennings delved into research on kidney disease, as well, and performed the early studies on acute glomerulonephritis using electron microscopy to identify immune complexes. At both Duke University and Northwestern University, Jennings was involved in developing strong educational and research programs into cardiovascular pathology.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2010.035 (gift, June 2010), Accession A2011.012 (gift, February 2011)
Processing information:

Processed by Archives staff: date unknown

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Travel Files, 1975-2010; Travel, Lectures, Papers, etc., 1975-2003; Lectures, 1966-1997; Correspondence/Biographical Information, undated; Correspondence, undated; Pathology Slides, undated.
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Personal Name(s):
Reimer, Keith A.
Jennings, Robert B., 1926-
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. School of Medicine
Duke University. Department of Pathology
Topical Term(s):
Education, Medical.
Pathology.

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This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).
Box 34 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

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], Robert B. Jennings Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.