Robert J. Lefkowitz Papers, 1962-2023

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Summary

Creator:
Lefkowitz, Robert J.
Abstract:
Contains professional papers of Robert J. Lefkowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center. Types of materials include travel and conference materials, speeches, memoranda, committee materials, awards and honors, former employee files, old equipment files, grant materials, alumni files, material transfer agreements, mice invoices, research, and digital files. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Materials range in date from 1962 to 2023.
Extent:
416.75 Linear Feet (269 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box, 18 flat boxes, 3 card boxes, 8 map tubes) 1 item on the art rack and 38.7 GB
Language:
English
Collection ID:
MC.0039

Background

Scope and content:

Contains professional papers of Robert J. Lefkowitz. Types of materials include travel and conference materials, speeches, memoranda, committee materials, awards and honors, former employee files, old equipment files, grant materials, alumni files, material transfer agreements, mice invoices, research, and digital files. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Materials range in date from 1962 to 2023.

Biographical / historical:

Robert J. Lefkowitz was born on April 15, 1943, in New York City. He attended Columbia College from which he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1962. He graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1966 (MD). After serving an internship and one year of general medical residency at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he served as a Clinical and Research Associate with Drs. Jesse Roth and Ira Pastan at the National Institutes of Health from 1968 to 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he was at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed his medical residency, research, and clinical training in cardiovascular disease. During this time, he continued his research in the laboratories of Dr. Edgar Haber and was a teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School.
Upon completing this training in 1973, Lefkowitz was appointed associate professor of medicine and assistant professor of biochemistry at the Duke University Medical Center. In 1977 he was promoted to professor of medicine and, in 1982, to James B. Duke Professor of Medicine. Lefkowitz has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1976 and was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association from 1973 to 1976.
Lefkowitz has received numerous awards and honors including Phi Beta Kappa (1962), Roche Prize for Excellence in Medical Studies (1964), Alpha Omega Alpha (1965), Janeway Prize (1966), Established Investigator of the American Heart Association (1973-1976), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator (1976), Young Scientist Award of the Passano Foundation (1978), John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1978), Young Investigator Award, American College of Clinical Pharmacology (1979), George W. Thorn Award for Scientific Excellence of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1979), Ernst Oppenheimer Memorial Award of the Endocrine Society (1982), Gordon Wilson Medal (1982), American Clinical and Climatological Association (1983), Lita Annenberg Hazen Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (1985), Award for Outstanding Research of the International Society for Heart Research (1985), Goodman and Gilman Award of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1986), Harry B. van Dyke Award for Excellence in Medical Research from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University (1986), Steven C. Beering Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science of the Indiana University School of Medicine (1986), North Carolina Award for Science (1987), National Academy of Sciences (1988), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1988), Gairdner Foundation International Award (1988), Novo Nordisk Biotechnology Award (1990), Association of American Medical Colleges Biomedical Research Award (1990), American Heart Association Basic Research Prize (1990), Honorary Member Japanese Biochemical Society (1990), City of Medicine Award with Alfred Gilman and Phillip Leder, Durham, North Carolina (1991), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumnus Award for Distinguished Achievements in Medicine (1992), Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research (1992), The Giovanni Lorenzini Prize for Basic Biomedical Research (1992), Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Joseph Mather Smith Prize (1993), Institute of Medicine National Academy of Sciences (1994), The Endocrine Society Gerald D. Aurbach Lecture Award (1995), Bio/Technology Winter Symposia Feodor Lynen Award (1996), Ciba Award for Hypertension Research (1996), Glorney-Raisbeck Award in Cardiology, The New York Academy of Medicine (1997), NOVARTIS/DREW Award in Biomedical Research (2000), F.E. Shideman-Sterling Award, University of Minnesota (2000), The Louis and Arture Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Disease (2001), Fred Conrad Koch Award, The Endocrine Society (2001), Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal, The National Academy of Sciences (2001), Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award, International Society for Heart (2001), The Francis Gilman Blake Award, Association of American Physicians (2001), Appointed Fellowship in the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (2001), and Fifteenth Annual Pasarow Cardiovascular Research Award, The Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation (2002). In 2007, he was the co-winner of America's top prize in medicine, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. In 2012, Lefkowitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work studying g-protein-coupled receptors.
Lefkowitz has served on the editorial boards of ten leading journals in the fields of biochemistry, pharmacology, and clinical investigation and as the president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. Lefkowitz has published more than 700 articles, authored or co-authored three books including the seventh edition of the "Principles of Biochemistry" and given many named and honorary lectures throughout the country and abroad.
Lefkowitz is married to Lynn (nee Tilley). Lefkowwitz was previously married to Arna Gornstein and they had five children: David; Larry (now Noah Jordan); Cheryl; Mara, and Joshua.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2004.008 (gift, January 2004), Accession A2004.077 (transferred, September 2004), Accession A2005.001 (transferred, January 2005), Accession A2005.006 (transferred, February 2005), Accession A2005.026 (transferred, April 2005), Accession A2005.028 (transferred, May 2005), Accession A2005.029 (transferred, June 2005), Accession A2006.040 (transferred, April 2006), Accession A2006.053 (transferred, July 2006), Accession A2006.055 (transferred, August 2006), Accession A2007.002 (transferred, January 2007), Accession A2007.041 (gift, April 2007), Accession A2007.062 (gift, July 2007), Accession A2007.066 (gift, July 2007), Accession A2007.068 (gift, July 2007), Accession A2007.084 (gift, October 2007), Accession A2008.020 (gift, April 2008), Accession A2008.027 (transferred, May 2008), Accession A2008.042 (transferred, July 2008), Accession A2008.043 (transferred, July 2008), Accession A2008.067 (gift, October 2008), Accession A2008.071 (gift, October 2008), Accession A2008.074 (gift, November 2008), Accession A2008.083 (gift, November 2008), Accession A2009.027 (gift, May 2009), Accession A2009.040 (gift, August 2009), Accession A2009.062 (gift, November 2009), Accession A2009.073 (gift, December 2009), Accession A2010.005 (gift, February 2010), Accession A2010.008 (gift, March 2010), Accession A2010.027 (gift, May 2010), Accession A2010.030 (gift, June 2010), Accession A2010.034 (gift, June 2010), Accession A2010.041 (gift, July 2010), Accession A2010.046 (gift, July 2010), Accession A2010.053 (gift, September 2010), Accession A2010.056 (gift, September 2010), Accession A2011.014 (gift, February 2011), Accession A2011.015 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.018 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.019 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.020 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.021 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.022 (gift, March 2011), Accession A2011.031 (gift, April 2011), Accession A2011.036 (gift, April 2011), Accession A2011.056 (gift, July 2011), Accession A2011.061 (gift, July 2011), Accession A2011.086 (gift, November 2011), Accession A2012.001 (transferred, January 2012), Accession A2012.005 (transferred, January 2012), Accession A2012.007 (transferred, January 2012), Accession A2012.035 (transferred, May 2012), Accession A2012.060 (gift, October 2012), Accession A2012.074 (gift, December 2012), Accession A2012.083 (gift, December 2012), Accession A2013.001 (gift, January 2013), Accession A2013.007 (gift, January 2013), Accession A2013.016 (gift, March 2013), Accession A2013.020 (gift, April 2013), Accession A2013.021 (gift, April 2013), Accession A2013.040 (gift, June 2013), Accession A2013.046 (gift, July 2013), Accession A2013.053 (gift, August 2013), Accession A2013.121 (transferred by Donna Addison, December 2013), Accession A2014.001 (transferred by Valerie Gillispie, January 2014), Accession A2014.006 (transferred by Donna Addison, April 2014), Accession A2014.009 (transferred by Donna Addison, April 2014), Accession A2014.034 (gift by Donna Addison, August 2008), Accession A2015.004 (transferred by Donna Addison, February 2015), Accession A2015.018 (transferred by Donna Addison, May 2015), Accession A2015.022 (transferred by Donna Addison, June 2015), Accession A2015.025 (transferred by Donna Addison, June 2015), Accession A2015.038 (transferred by Donna Addison, August 2015), Accession A2015.043 (gift by Donna Addison, October 2015), Accession A2016.011 (transferred by Donna Addison, March 2016), Accession A2016.013 (transferred by Donna Addison, April 2016), Accession A2016.020 (transferred by Donna Addison, May 2016), Accession A2016.034 (transferred by Donna Addison, July 2016), A2016.052 (transferred by Donna Addison, November 2016), Accession A2017.007 (transferred by Joanne Bisson, February 2017), Accession A2017.019 (transferred by Joanne Bisson, April 2017), Accession A2017.029 (transferred by Joanne Bisson, July 2017), Accession A2017.045 (transferred by Joanne Bisson, October 2017), Accession A2017.051 (transferred by Joanne Bisson, December 2017), Accession A2018.033 (transferred by Jan Taylor, June 2018), Accession A2018.070 (transferred by Quivetta Lennon, September 2018), Accession A2018.073 (transferred by Quivetta Lennon, October 2018), Accession A2018.089 (transferred by Quivetta Lennon, November 2018), Accession A2019.023 (transferred by Quivetta Lennon, March 2019), Accession A2019.071 (transferred by Quivetta Lennon, July 2019), Accession A2019.089 (transferred by Victoria Brennand, October 2019), Accession A2020.006 (transferred by Icee Li, January 2020), Accession A2020.039 (transferred by Icee Li, August 2020), Accession A2022.063 (transferred by Icee Li, September 2022), Accession A2022.067 (transferred by Icee Li, September 2022), Accession A2023.022 (transferred by Icee Li, May 2023), Accession A2024.004 (transferred by Icee Li, January 2024)
Processing information:

Processed by Emily Glenn: June 2004; encoded by Emily Glenn: June 2004; updated by Cate Putirskis; February 2007; updated by Dawne Howard Lucas: July 2007, January 2008, June 2008, October 2008, January 2013; updated by Alex Dowrey: August 2015; updated by Lucy Waldrop: March 2016, May 2016, July 2016, February 2017, April 2017, July 2017, October 2017, December 2017; updated by Kahlee Leingang under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: May 2018; updated by Lucy Waldrop: June 2018, September 2018, October 2018; updated by McKenzie Long under the supervision of Lucy Waldrop: December 2018; updated by Lucy Waldrop: April 2019, July 2019, November 2019, January 2020, August 2020; September 2022, May 2023, January 2024

Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into the following series: Travel and Conferences, 1988-2022; Miscellaneous, 1973-2016, undated; Birthdays, 1993-2014; Committees (Inactive), 1983-2015; Awards and Honors, 1962-2015; Former Employee Files, 1970-2020; Letters of Recommendation, 1980-2016; Holiday Parties, 1984-1999, 2011-2014; Collaboration Files Records, 1974-2022; Editorial Boards, 1978-2010; Pharmaceutical Company Boards and Consulting, 1981-2015, 2021; Department of Medicine Materials, 1974-2003; Speaking Engagements and Invitations, 1984-2006, 2017-2023; Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Materials, 1970-2007, 2015-2016, 2023; Grant Materials, 1970-2018; Manuscripts, 1970-2021; Reprints, 1967-2018; Theses, 1977-2010; Radiation Safety (Old), 1974-2008; Laboratory Notebooks, 1970-2018, undated; Antibodies and Clones, 1985-2003; Vector Records (Old), 1987-2003; Association of American Physicians (AAP) Treasurer Materials, 1982-1995, undated; Trevena/Newco, 2006-2008; Old Files, 1993-2011, undated; National Academy of Sciences, 1981-2013; Article File, 1985-2014; Diane Saywer Files, 2000-2009; Old Equipment and Vendors, 2005-2018; Alumni Files, 2009-2015, 2019-2020; Material Transfer Agreements, 1988-2009; Mice Inventories, 1988-2007; Digital Files (not ingested), 1995-2009; Digital Files (ingested), 2004-2005.
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Personal Name(s):
Lefkowitz, Robert J., 1943-
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. School of Medicine
Duke University. Department of Biochemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Topical Term(s):
Faculty.
Nobel Prize.
Research.

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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).
Former Employee Files Series must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed.
Box(es) 22, 177, 184, 186, 195-200, and 218 must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed.
Materials in box D1 are restricted and closed to researchers.
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 J. Lefkowitz Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.