Priya Kishnani Oral History Interview, 2010-2010

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Summary

Creator:
Kishnani, Priya
Abstract:
Dr. Priya Kishnani was involved in designing the first clinical trials for a new treatment of Glycogen Storage Disease Type II, also known as Pompe disease, at Duke. She has become an expert in designing clinical trials for treatments of rare diseases, and has dedicated her career to advancing the treatment of Pompe disease globally. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on December 29, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit. In this interview, Kishnani discusses her research with Pompe Disease patients and the experience of being a female in science and the medical field.
Extent:
1 interview (1 master CD, 1 use CD, and 1 transcript)
Collection ID:
OH.KISHNANIP

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Includes 1 oral history interview with Dr. Priya Kishnani conducted on December 29, 2010 by Jessica Roseberry as part of the Women in Duke Medicine Oral History Exhibit.
In this interview, Kishnani discusses her research with Pompe Disease patients and the experience of being a female in science and the medical field.

Biographical / historical:

Dr. Priya Kishnani, MD, was born in Bombay, India. She received her MD in Bombay in 1990. She came to the United States in 1991 and became a resident at Duke University Medical Center. At Duke, Kishnani became involved in designing the first clinical trials for a new treatment of Glycogen Storage Disease Type II, or Pompe disease, a rare disease affecting the heart and muscles. The treatment, using a drug called Myozyme, was ultimately successful, and it achieved FDA approval for treatment of the disease in 2006. Kishnani has dedicated her career to advancing the treatment of Pompe disease globally. She has become an expert in designing clinical trials for treatments of rare diseases, and she is often sought as a consultant for this expertise. She is published widely.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2011.009 (November 2011)
Processing information:

Processed by Archives staff: November 2011.

Arrangement:
Organized into the following series: Interview, December 29, 2010.
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Personal Name(s):
Kishnani, Priya
Corporate Name(s):
Duke University. Medical Center
Duke University. School of Medicine
Topical Term(s):
Glycogen Storage Disease Type II.
History of Medicine.
Physicians, Women.
Internship and Residency.

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