Zaven S. Khachaturian Oral History Interview, 1985-1985

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Summary

Creator:
Khachaturian, Zaven S.
Abstract:
Zaven Khachaturian served as an associate director for the Neuroscience & Neuropsychology of Aging Program at the National Institution on Aging (NIA), as well as the director of the Office at Alzheimer's Disease Research. This collection contains 1 oral history interview. The interview was conducted on November 4, 1985 by Dr. James Gifford. In this interview, Khachaturian discusses a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant for Alzheimer's disease research that was awarded to the Duke University Medical Center. He also discusses the general history of Alzheimer's disease research at the NIA and the NIH, as well as efforts to raise awareness of the disease on the national level.
Extent:
1 interview (1 audio cassette tape and 1 transcript)
Collection ID:
OH.KHACHATURIANZ

Background

Scope and content:

Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Zaven Khachaturian conducted on November 4, 1985 by Dr. James Gifford.
In this interview, Khachaturian discusses a National Institute of Health grant for Alzheimer's disease research that was awarded to the Duke University Medical Center. He also discusses the general history of Alzheimer's disease research at the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Health, as well as efforts to raise awareness of the disease on the national level.

Biographical / historical:

Zaven Khachaturian served as an associate director for the Neuroscience & Neuropsychology of Aging Program at the National Institution on Aging (NIA), as well as the director of the Office at Alzheimer's Disease Research. Prior to his professional career, he received his bachelor's degree in neurophysiology from Yale. He continued to pursue the subject during his graduate studies at Case Western University and his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University.
During his directorship at the Office at Alzheimer's Disease Research, Khachaturian coordinated all Alzheimer's disease related activities throughout the National Institute of Health (NIH). He also planned and established several programs of research on Alzheimer's disease while at the NIA. The most significant of these programs was the "Brain aging and Alzheimer's Disease" series that was supported by the NIA and the NIH from 1977 to 1995. He also consulted on the strategic planning, development, and financing of research programs on brain aging and dementia throughout the country.
Khachaturian's personal scientific accomplishments have included the earliest diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and the calcium hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease.
Most recently, Khachaturian held the positions of senior science advisor to the Alzheimer's Association and editor-in-chief of the Alzheimer's Association's journal, "Alzheimer's & Dementia."

Acquisition information:
Accession A1985.008 (November 1985)
Processing information:

Processed by Archives staff: November 1985

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, November 4, 1985.
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Personal Name(s):
Khachaturian, Zaven S.
Butler, Robert N., 1927-2010
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Topical Term(s):
Alzheimer Disease.
Financing, Organized.

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No release form for the November 4, 1985 interview. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.

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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], Zaven S. Khachaturian Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.