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Dale Purves Papers, 1950-2020, undated

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Contains the personal and professional records of Dale Purves, professor of neurobiology, chair of the Department of Neurobiology (1999-2002), and director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University Medical Center. Types of materials include laboratory notebooks, photographs, slides, correspondence, manuscripts, short writings, clippings, committee materials, professional organization materials, memorabilia, grant materials, media files, posters, and emails. Major subjects include neurosciences, neurobiology, and visual perception. Materials range in date from 1950 to 2020.

Physician Assistant Program Records, 1964-2021

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Contains the administrative records of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the Duke University Medical Center, as well as the papers of the following program administrators: D. Robert Howard, John James McQueary, Reginald D. Carter, and Patricia (Pat) M. Dieter. Types of materials include correspondence, minutes, handbooks, grant materials, certificates, newsletters, budgets, reports, proceedings, subject files, publications, awards, photographs, audiotapes, memorabilia, clippings, announcements, memoranda, reprints, seminar flyers, original comic strip artwork, plaques, scrapbooks, oral history tapes and transcripts, computer disks, magnetic cards, videos, slides, and digital files. Major organizations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Academy of Physician Assistant Programs, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Eugene A. Stead Society. Major subjects include establishment of the PA profession, PA programs, PA history, admissions processes, curricula, PA education, accreditation standards, students, PA utilization and employment, certification of PAs, public and professional acceptance of PAs, third party Medicare Reimbursement, continuing medical education, area health education centers, and PA legislation. Materials range in date from 1964 to 2021.

Department of Medicine Records, 1930 - 2017

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The Department of Medicine was established in 1930, coinciding with the opening of Duke Hospital. Types of materials include reprints; appointment lists of professors, associates, instructors, residents, affiliates, and alumni; biographical sketches; Eugene A. Stead Jr. alumni lists; a biography of Frederic Moir Hanes; lists of chief residents of Duke Hospital, VA Medical Center, and Ambulatory Care; a list of the numbers of house staff; student, house staff, and faculty files; and staff and faculty group photographs. Major subjects include the Department of Medicine. Materials date from 1930 to 2017.

Nancy C. Andrews Lab Notebooks, 1998-2016

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Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, became dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in October 2007. She has received numerous awards and prizes for research and mentoring. Her laboratory research centers on iron homestasis and mouse models of human diseases. The bulk of this collection contains laboratory notebooks, as well as 5 external hard drives with digital files from the external backup drives of Jackie Lim, Wenjing Xu, and Pavle Matak, researchers in Andrews' lab. The materials in this collection date from 1998 to 2016.
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Accession A2016.010, circa 2010

Department of Surgery Records, 1947-2021

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Established in 1930, The Department of Surgery was one of the first departments at Duke Hospital and Duke School of Medicine. The collection contains correspondence, reports, photographs, composite photographs, handbooks, invitations, microscope slides, negatives, 35mm projector slides, research notes, research logs, articles, artifacts, reference files, programs, departmental publications, financial records, and digital files documenting the day to day operations of the department. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2021.
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Catherine Lynch Gilliss Records, 1932-2017

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Catherine Lynch Gilliss, dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 2004 to 2014. Types of materials include personal correspondence, professional correspondence, artwork, diplomas, programs, notes, photographic materials, clippings, scrapbooks, an oral history transcript, drafts, reports, budgets, minutes, notes, agendas, resumes, printed materials, programs, clippings, itineraries, survey data, grant applications, architectural renderings and plans, AV materials, and photographic materials. Major correspondents include Ruby Wilson. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing administrative records, academic affairs, and strategic planning. Materials date from 1932 to 2017.

Department of Surgery Chief Residents Oral History Interviews, 2018-2022

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The Department of Surgery's Chief Resident Interview Project began in 2018. The interviews are conducted with Department of Surgery's Chief Residents each year as a way to document the department's Chief Residents. Interviewees discuss their family background, educational background, and experiences at Duke. Materials date from 2018 to 2022.
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2018 Interviews, 2018

2019 Interviews, 2019

2020 Interviews, 2020

Office of Curricular Affairs Records, 1972-2023

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Contains the administrative records of the Office of Curricular Affairs at the Duke University School of Medicine. The bulk of the collection pertains to curriculum development, assessment, and accreditation. Types of materials include Curriculum Committee meeting materials, other curriculum development groups' minutes, Third Year Committee materials, agendas, and handouts, course evaluations, tests, email attachments sent to students from the office, and programs for the Duke School of Medicine Student Research Symposium (formerly known as Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Day, AOA Annual Scientific Research Symposium, and Annual Original Studies Symposium), where third year students present their research finding via poster or platform presentations. Materials range in date from 1972 to 2023.

Albert Heyman Papers, 1959-2007

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Contains the personal and professional papers of Albert Heyman (1916-2012), professor of Neurology and chief of the Division of Neurology in the department of Medicine. Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, grant materials, newspaper clippings, research materials related to the CERAD studies, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) research career awards. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine, the Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease, neurology, Alzheimer's research studies and tests, and bioscience education workshops. Materials range in date from 1959 to 2007.

Samuel L. Katz Papers and Records, 1963-2011

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Samuel Katz, MD, born in 1927 and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, is a pediatrician and virologist with a career devoted to infectious disease research with a focus on vaccine research and development. Katz joined Duke University School of Medicine faculty as chair of pediatrics in 1968 and lead the department until 1990. While at Duke, his research focused on vaccine policy development and pediatric HIV/AIDS care. Prior to joining the Duke University School of Medicine, Katz was instrumental in the development of the measles vaccine. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, conference materials, audiovisual materials, and other records documenting Katz's career. Major subjects include pediatrics, vaccines, and the Duke University Department of Pediatrics. Materials range in date from 1969 to 2011.

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs Records, 1932-2023

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Contains the records of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, primarily the records of the Duke Medical Alumni Association. The Duke Medical Alumni Association includes graduates of the Duke School of Medicine, former Duke house staff, current medical students, current house staff, and Duke University Medical Center faculty. Types of materials included are correspondence; programs; class letters; photographs; alumni directories; fundraising materials; lists; documentation of awards, galas, and anniversary celebrations; digital files; and a small amount of artwork. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center alumni and alumnae and Duke University School of Medicine alumni and alumnae. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2023.

Realia and Memorabilia Collection, 1955-2024

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This collection was created to house artifacts and other Duke Health memorabilia. The materials in this collection are from numerous other collections held by the Duke University Medical Center Archives. Includes various artifacts documenting Duke Health. Materials date from 1955 to 2024, but the bulk of the items are undated.

Duke Clinical Research Institute Records, 1983-2018

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The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) was created in 1996 from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease (DDCD). Dr. Robert M. Califf was named as the first DCRI director. The DCRI designs and conducts small and large multinational clinical trials. Contains correspondence, reports, newsletters, meeting agendas, research applications, clinical trial research reports, articles, presentations, meeting minutes, financial materials, pamphlets, brochures, audiovisual materials, and photographs. Materials range in date from 1983 to 2018.

Lee Tyrey Papers, 1969-1991

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Elmer Lee Tyrey was a professor at Duke University School of Medicine from 1983 to 2006. He taught in multiple departments during his time at Duke, serving as a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1983-2006), a Professor for the Department of Neurobiology (1994-2006), and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy (1987-1989). This collection contains published articles and manuscripts, as well as experimental procedures, notes, and laboratory notebooks concerning Lee Tyrey's research into the neuroendocrine mechanisms that regulate reproductive function through the use of the rat model. The collection also contains materials collected by Tyrey during his times as a professor at Duke University School of Medicine, including medical illustrations, teaching and informational films, publications, and memoranda. Materials range in date from 1969 to 1991.

Medical Education Administration Records, 1997-2013

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The Office of Medical Education Administration provides human resources, payroll, financial affairs, room and event scheduling, and building management for students, staff, and faculty. The office is located in the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, which opened in January 2013. Includes architectural drawings and other materials pertaining to the design and building of the Semans Center; CDs with Duke University School of Medicine images of class photographs and graduations for the School of Medicine and the Physician Assistant Programs; and Department of Community and Family Medicine, Division of Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty biographies and CVs. Materials date from 1997 to 2013.

David E. Yount Collection, 1862-2000

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David E. Yount (1935-2000) was a researcher on bubble formation theory and decompression sickness, University of Hawaii professor of physics, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Hawaii, administrator at the University of Hawaii, and a member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Collection contains correspondence, reports, committee materials, text of speeches and lectures, presentation notes, manuscript materials, research files, and grant files. Major subjects include diving, acoustics, decompression, decompression sickness, high-energy physics, and diving physiology. Materials range in date from 1862 to 2000, with the bulk of materials dating from 1975 to 2000.
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Robert L. Blake Papers, 1940-1988

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Contains the professional papers of Robert (Bob) L. Blake, Coordinator of the Department of Medical Illustration in the Duke University School of Medicine. Types of materials include pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, watercolors, illustrations of various sizes, plates, programs, clippings, pamphlets, brochures, cards, photographic materials, and commercially published works. Major subjects include Duke University School of Medicine, Civilian Public Service Unit No. 61, conscientious objectors during World War II, and medical illustration. Materials range in date from 1940 to 1988.
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Accession A2007.008, undated

Facilities Planning and Development Collection, 1952-2013

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The collection documents facilities planning and construction activities of the Duke University Medical Center. These materials also show the evolution of responsibility for health facilities planning and administration during a period of extensive building activity that occurred before the organization of the Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Office within the Medical Center and Health System Architect's Office. Included are records of major planning initiatives and specific building projects from the offices of Louis E. Swanson, an early director of the Medical Center Planning Office, and Dr. Jane G. Elchlepp, the first assistant dean for planning. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, committee minutes, statistical reports, and planning reference materials, the collection contains design studies and long-range planning proposals completed between 1952 and 1998. Presentation drawings and graphics span the years 1964 to 2000. The collection also contains photographs, slides, and other documentation pertaining to the planning and construction of Duke Hospital North from 1973 to 1980. Materials date from 1952 to 2013.

Davison Club Records, 1969-2019

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The Davison Club, chartered in 1969 and named after Wilburt Cornell Davison, the first dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, is a group of medical alumni and friends who each contribute $1,000 or more annually in unrestricted support to Duke University Medical Center and the School of Medicine. Davison Club members have provided more than 18 million dollars for scholarships, fellowships, educational resources, research, and patient care initiatives. The Davison Club is part of the Medical Center Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. This collection contains materials that document the founding of the Davison Club, including "The Davison Club Report #1," a list of charter members, and a certificate of charter members. Types of materials include announcements, programs, participant lists, directories, and invitations pertaining to joining the Davison Club, digital files, as well as attending Davison Club events such as the Annual Davison Club Weekend and the Davison Club's 30th, 45th and 50th Anniversary Celebrations. Materials range in date from 1969 to 2019.
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