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Susan C. and John E. Dees Papers, 1933-1991

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Dr. Susan C. Dees, MD (1909-2001), founder and Division Chair of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (1948-1974), was one of the first female faculty physicians at Duke and the first female to achieve the rank of full Professor in the Duke Medical Center. Dr. John E. Dees, MD (1910-1993), a urologist, was a Professor of Urology at Duke, the second member of the Urology Faculty at Duke, and was known as a master surgeon and surgical innovator. This collection contains both their professional and personal papers. Types of materials include correspondence, slides, photographs, reprints, awards and honors, degrees, memberships and affiliations, clippings, a small amount of artifacts, a Robert (Bob) Blake painting, and an 8mm film reel. Materials date from 1933 to 1991.
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Susan C. and John E. Dees Papers, 1933-1991 2.93 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 flat box, 1 audiocassette box, 1 film canister, 1 map folder)

E. Harvey Estes Papers, 1966-2009

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Contains the papers of E. Harvey Estes, chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University from 1966 to 1985. Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, surveys, agendas, articles, newsletters, curriculum vitae, newspaper clippings, photographs, by-laws, brochures membership lists, an oral history transcript, a CD, and digital files. Major subjects include community health and Triangle Universities Computational Center. Materials range in date from 1966 to 2009.
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Unprocessed Accessions, 1990-2007

Joseph W. Beard Papers, 1920-1994

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Contains the professional papers of Joseph W. Beard (1906-1983), virologist at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Dorothy Waters Beard (1909-1984), his research partner and wife. Types of materials include correspondence, writings, memorabilia, contracts, certificates, plaques, photographs, a drawing, a photograph album, and a eulogy. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, cancer research, virus diseases, leukemia, avian leukosis viruses, oncogenic viruses, and virus disease. Materials range in date from 1920 to 1994.
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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.
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Caricature Collection, 1958-1960, undated

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Contains caricatures of Duke School of Medicine Professors. Material ranges in date from 1958 to 1960, but the bulk of the material is undated.
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Unknown Artist [Olaf Hansen-Pruss?], undated

Bruce W. Dixon Papers, 1906-2013

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Contains the personal papers of Bruce Wayne Dixon (1939-2013), former Duke Internal Medicine chief resident, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine professor, head of the Allegheny County Health Department, and community health expert. Types of materials include photographs, memorials and tributes, articles, a silver bowl awarded to Dixon at Duke for teaching excellence, and other types of materials documenting his career in medicine. Materials date from 1906 to 2013.

George R. Parkerson Records, 1964-1995

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Contains the professional papers and administrative records of George R. Parkerson Jr., former chair of the Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine (1985-1994.) Types of materials include correspondence, subject files, departmental histories, budget and planning materials, grant materials, and professional organization materials. Major subjects include Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine, family practice, medical education, and Duke University Medical Center faculty. Materials range in date from 1964 to 1995.
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Florence K. Wilson Papers, 1933-1967

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Contains the professional papers of Florence K. Wilson (1889-1960), dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1946 to 1954. Types of materials include correspondence, conference materials, committee materials, professional association materials, short writings, and applications. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing, nursing education, and nursing students. Materials range in date from 1933 to 1967.

Sue Ellen Clevenger Biswell Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1955-1959

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Sue Ellen Clevenger Biswell attended Duke University School of Nursing from 1955 to 1958. Types of materials in this collection include uniform clothing and textiles, student tools, and a procedural booklet from her time at Duke. Features a complete uniform for Duke nursing students, as well as objects employed by these students during their studies. Materials range in date from circa 1955 to 1959.
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Uniform, circa 1958

Nick Carter Travel Club Records, 1923-2003

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Contains the records of the F. Bayard Carter Society, better known as the "Nick Carter Travel Club," an organization associated with Duke's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Types of materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, clippings, programs, reports, a CV, photographs, negatives, photo albums, and scrapbooks pertaining to the travels and activities of the Society. Materials date from 1923 to 2003.

Augustus O. Grant Papers, 1991-2005

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Contains the professional papers of August O. Grant, professor of medicine in the cardiology department at Duke School of Medicine. Materials include laboratory notebooks, order forms, invoices, and financial documents. Materials date from 1991 to 2005.
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Ann Jacobansky Papers, 1932-1980

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Contains the professional papers of Ann Jacobansky, faculty member, dean, and interim dean of the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, evaluations, committee materials, writings, printed materials, and grant materials. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing, nursing education, and nursing students. Materials range in date from 1932 to 1980.
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Kenneth D. Poss Laboratory Notebooks, 1998-2018

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Kenneth D. Poss, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Biology, Professor in Medicine, and the Director of the Regeneration Next Initiative at Duke University runs the Poss Laboratory, which studies tissue regeneration. Contains laboratory notebooks documenting work done by lab managers, undergraduate students, lab technicians, rotation students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the Poss Laboratory. Major topics include regeneration and cell biology. Materials date to 1998 to 2018.

Gordon K. Klintworth Papers, 1939-2006

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Contains professional papers from Gordon K. Klintworth (1932-2014), professor of ophthalmology. Types of materials include pathology reports, correspondence, and article reprints relating to Klintworth's ophthalmology patients and research. Materials range in date from 1939 to 2006.
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Mary Ann Kelly Nursing Uniform, circa 1954

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Mary Ann Kelly was a graduate of Duke University School of Nursing in 1954. This collection contains uniform materials from Kelly's time as a student at Duke. Types of materials include a uniform bib, apron, cap, and collar. Other materials include uniform buttons and a uniform dress. Materials date to circa 1954.
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Mary Ann Kelly Nursing Uniform, circa 1954 0.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box) and 1 textile

J. Lloyd Michener Records, 1985-2017

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The profession papers of J. Lloyd Michener, Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (1995-2017). Includes Michener's travel files; Community and Family Medicine administrative records; grant materials; committees, council, and board materials; Salzurg Medical Seminar materials; and Fullerton Foundation information. Major topics include public health, preventive health services, and primary care. Materials date from 1985 to 2017. The bulk of the materials date from 1998 to 2017.
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Travel Files, 2013-2016

Project Med-Aid Records, 1965-1970

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Contains the business records of Project Med-Aid, a radio consultative program based at Duke University which used radio communications to assist isolated doctors in other countries. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, constitution and bylaws, minutes, a grant application, blueprints, logs, and participant lists. Major subjects include Duke University Medical Center, amateur radio stations, E. Croft Long, radio, and medical missions. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1970.
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Steven H. Herman Papers, 1982-2003, bulk 1983-2001

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Contains the professional papers of Steven H. Herman, director of the Duke University Medical Center Smokers' Consultation Service in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology from 1984 to 2004. Types of materials include correspondence, speeches, surveys, clippings, policy development materials, training manuals, and brochures. Major subjects include smoking cessation at Duke University Hospital. Materials range in date from 1982 to 2003 (bulk 1983-1991).

Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau Oral History Interviews, 2017

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Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, former Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives (DUMCL&A), received degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the DUMCL&A in 1993, she worked as a cataloger at Rhode Island College, Director of the Health Sciences Information Center and Research Administration at the Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, and Library Director at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC). This collection includes two oral history interviews conducted with Thibodeau on March 28 and March 29, 2017 at the time Thibodeau was preparing to retire from his position as Associate Dean for Library Services and Archives at DUMCL&A. The interviews include discussions of Thibodeau's life and career history, from her upbringing in rural New Hampshire through her achievements as Associate Dean. In addition to narrating key events, Thibodeau describes the people who influenced her philosophy of librarianship, her career-long interest in learning and applying new technologies, and the challenges of administration during times of institutional restructuring.
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Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau Oral History Interviews, 2017 2 interviews (1 transcript) and 1.52 GB

Interviews, March 28 and March 29, 2017

Amy G. MacDonald Oral History Interview, 2022

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Amy G. MacDonald, CNM, MSN, founded the Duke Midwifery Service in 1999. As the first nurse midwife at Duke to provide full-scope care for obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) patients, she grew the Service in the following years to include ten midwifery providers. In this role and throughout her career at Duke, MacDonald provided care for patients, while also mentoring and providing didactic content for Duke medical, nurse practitioner, (NP) and physician assistant (PA) students, as well as residents from Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and OB/GYN in Duke's large teaching hospital setting. MacDonald was the Director of Duke Midwifery Service until 2013, and remained at Duke as a Certified Nurse Midwife until 2021 while also serving in roles including Medical Instructor for Duke School of Medicine and Director of Duke Centering Practice Programs. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 27, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, MacDonald discusses the Duke Midwifery Service, hospital-based midwifery practices and nurse-led education, and then Centering Pregnancy program facilitated by Duke midwives. The themes of this interview include midwifery, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal education, and medical training.
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Interview, September 27, 2022

Pamela S. Douglas Oral History Interview, September 23, 2020

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Dr. Pamela Susan Douglas, MD, a cardiologist, specializes in diagnostic imaging of the heart. Her research has been instrumental in setting standards for the application and interpretation of echocardiograms. Douglas is the Ursula Geller Professor of Research in Cardiovascular Diseases in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, as well as the Director of the Multimodality Imaging Program at Duke Clinical Research Institute. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on September 23, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Douglas discusses her career trajectory, her work in protocols and standards related to echocardiography and imaging technologies, and how she has contributed to efforts related to diversity and burnout in the field of cardiology. The themes of these interviews include medical standards, heart disease, and diversity and inclusion in medicine.
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Pamela S. Douglas Oral History Interview, September 23, 2020 1 interview (1 transcript) and 488 MB

Interview, September 23, 2020

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Antionette (Ann) Milligan-Barnes Oral History Interview, 2022

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Antionette (Ann) Milligan-Barnes, RN, is a public health nurse and community advocate born in Durham, North Carolina. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Carolina Central University, she served in the United State Air Force Nurse Corps for 10 years. While working in Durham, Milligan-Barnes, a Black woman, worked at the segregated Watts Hospital, treating white patients, and was present during the establishment of the integrated Durham Regional Hospital in 1976. After returning to Durham, she worked at the Durham County Department of Public Health for over 20 years as a Public Health Nurse and Charge Nurse where she played a pivotal role in the Centering Pregnancy Program at the Department of Public Health where she later moved into the role of Centering Coordinator. Milligan Barnes retired in 2016. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 5, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Milligan-Barnes discusses her early professional years at Watts Hospital, her role as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Durham/Duke Regional Hospital, her time serving in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps, as well as her experiences in the Durham County Department of Public Health, where she worked as a public health nurse and the Coordinator for the Centering Program associated with the Duke Midwifery Services. The themes of this interview include community healthcare, health disparities, and pregnancy and postpartum care.
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Interview, October 5, 2022

Jack Hughes Oral History Interview, October 3-4, 2019

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Dr. Jack Hughes, MD, served the Durham, North Carolina community in private urological practice from 1950 until his retirement in 1988. His work bridged his specialty in urological surgery with an interest in the medical science of stone disease. His clinical practice, research, and service to medical societies often involved collaborating with colleagues in academic medicine, especially at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 3 and 4, 2019 by Joseph O'Connell. The October 3 and 4, 2019 interview with Hughes moves more or less chronologically through Hughes' upbringing and education, his military service during World War II, his residency and training in Minnesota, and his experiences at the intersection of academic and private practice medical communities in Durham, North Carolina.
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Jack Hughes Oral History Interview, October 3-4, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 1.04 GB

Interview, October 3-4, 2019

Mary Ann Fuchs Oral History Interview, 2022

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Dr. Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, stepped down as Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive for Duke University Health System, and the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for Duke University School of Nursing in 2022. During her 2 decades as a chief nursing leader for the Duke University Health System, Fuchs maintained and expanded Duke's reputation as a site for excellence in clinical care, patient experience, education, and research. Notably, she led successful efforts to achieve magnet designation for the health system from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Among her many contributions to the field, she acts as Region 3 Director for the American Organization of Nurse Executives Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association. Fuchs was made a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2011. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 31, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie. In the interview, Fuchs discusses her background and education; research and care at Duke Hospital; career paths for nurses, healthcare mentors, and colleagues; and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The themes of this interview include nursing, nursing education, and healthcare leadership.
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Mary Ann Fuchs Oral History Interview, 2022 1 interview (1 transcript) and 950 MB

Interview, October 31, 2022

Paul R. Newman Oral History Interview, 2019

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Paul R. Newman is the Senior Vice President of the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), PLLC, and Executive Director of the Duke Patient Revenue Management Organization. Newman began work at the PDC in September 1994, and he was named Executive Director of the Patient Revenue Management Organization in March 2001. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 30, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Newman discusses his education; how he became interested in the Hospital Administration program at Duke; experiences working at the PDC, including the merger of the surgical and medical PDC; the details of his role as a hospital administrator; the creation of the Duke University Health System; and his memories of working with Sabiston.
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Paul R. Newman Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 14.3 MB

Interview, October 30, 2019

John Robinette Oral History Interview, October 22, 2019

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John Robinette, a Duke University Hospital administrator, was recruited to Duke University by then Chancellor, Dr. William Anlyan, to become his administrative assistant after meeting him at an Association of American Medical Colleges meeting. This was the start of Robinette's long career at Duke that saw him move in the role of a hospital administrator for Duke University Hospital. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Robinette discusses his education; career at Duke, starting as an administrative assistant for Dr. William Anlyan and eventually moving into the role of a hospital administrator; his role in building the new Duke Hospital; the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC); working with Sabiston in the role of an administrator; and personal memories of Sabiston.
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John Robinette Oral History Interview, October 22, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 78.4 MB

Interview, October 22, 2019

Kim Q. Dau Oral History Interview, 2022

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Kim Quang Dau, RN, MS, CNM, is a Clinical Professor of Midwifery in the School of Nursing at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), a Certified Nurse-Midwife at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the Director of UCSF's Nurse-Midwifery/WHNP Program, and a co-lead for UCSF's Midwifery Mentoring and Belonging Program. From 2007 to 2010, Dau was a Staff Midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, and the Coordinator for the Centering Pregnancy program facilitated in collaboration with Durham County Department of Public Health in locations including Lincoln Community Health Center and El Centro Hispano. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 19, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Dau discusses her path to midwifery, patient-centered care in a community setting, and the experience of change in healthcare systems. The themes of this interview include midwifery, community healthcare, and medical training.
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Kim Q. Dau Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 458 MB

Interview, October, 19 2022

Helen M. Mikul Oral History Interview, 2022

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Helen M. Mikul, CNM, worked as a midwife for the Duke Midwifery Service from 2003 to 2008. She credits this job as a critical step towards her current role as lead provider at the Siler City Community Health Center, which she calls the job she was "meant to do". As a midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, Mikul provided midwifery care to patients, worked in labor and delivery triage, attended births in Duke's labor and delivery unit, participated as a facilitator for the Centering Pregnancy prenatal care groups at Lincoln Community Health Center, and provided training and support to Duke students, residents, and fellows. Throughout her career, she has been particularly passionate about providing family planning and contraceptive care to clients. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 17, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Mikul discusses her role as a midwife with Duke Midwifery Service, her dedication to working with Spanish-speaking clients, and the uniqueness of midwifery as a healthcare profession. The themes of this interview include medical training, midwifery, and family planning.
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Interview, October 17, 2022

Helen M. Mikul Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 640 MB

Tracy K. Gosselin Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Tracy K. Gosselin, PhD, MSN, joined Duke University Hospital in 1993 as a Staff Nurse for Inpatient Oncology. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Northeastern University's College of Nursing's five year co-operative education program, she developed an interest in oncology nursing while in nursing school, which included an assignment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she became close to patients undergoing treatment. When she left Duke, in 2021, for a leadership position at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, she was the Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer at Duke University Hospital; a wide-ranging job encompassing nursing practice, education, standards, and accreditation, as well as the implementation of patient care practices. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 13, 2021 by Josephine McRobbie. In the interview, Gosselin discusses her early interest in nursing and later oncology nursing, her career trajectory into leadership roles, and her thoughts on workplace culture and nursing as a profession. The themes of this interview include nursing education, patient care, and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on healthcare.
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Tracy K. Gosselin Oral History Interview, 2021 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.13 GB

Interview, October 13, 2021

Thomas M. Bashore Oral History Interviews, October 12 and 16, 2020

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Dr. Thomas M. Bashore, MD, a cardiologist, has been on faculty at the Duke University Medical Center since 1985. He's an expert in the treatment of complex cardiovascular conditions, and was instrumental to establishing programs in valvular heart disease and adult congenital heart disease at Duke. His additional achievements include earning repeat awards for his role as a teacher of cardiology fellows. He holds positions as a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Senior Vice Chief in the Division of Cardiology. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on October 12 and 16, 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interviews, Bashore discusses his interest in visuals and history related to medicine, his pedagogical approach, and his thoughts on program leadership and restructuring.
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Thomas M. Bashore Oral History Interviews, October 12 and 16, 2020 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.30 GB

Interviews, October 12 and 16, 2020

Stacey R. McCorison Oral History Interview, 2021

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Stacey R. McCorison, Associate Dean for Medical Education Administration at the Duke University School of Medicine, managed a $43M Medical Education budget for 11 departments, was committed to creating a "seamless" experience for students, allowing them to focus on their educational goals. As Associate Dean, she liaised to the Vice Dean of Education, lead tuition and fees for medical and masters-level programs, oversaw HR operations (a staff of 80), managed space and events for 3 buildings, and supervised a diverse set of operations including Medical Education Information Technology and Anatomical Gifts. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 12, 2021 by Josephine McRobbie. In the interview, McCorison discusses her early life in the Northeast, experiences with higher education, positions held within Duke University and the Duke University School of Medicine, contributions to the planning for the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, as well as the her reflections on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on medical education. The themes of this interview include educational access and choice, medical education, financial aid, and student support services.
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Stacey R. McCorison Oral History Interview, 2021 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.20 GB

Interview, October 12, 2021

Joseph O. Moore Oral History Interviews, November 6 and 11, 2020

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Dr. Joseph Odell Moore, MD, an oncologist, has worked within the Duke University Medical Center system for 45 years, first as an internal medicine fellow and finally as Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. As a specialist in hematologic malignancies, he focuses on the understanding and treatment of cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. His many achievements include advancing clinical research on myeloid leukemias and serving as a founding board member of the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on November 6 and 9 2020 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interviews, Moore discusses the advent of the specialization of hematologic oncology, Moore's early experiences that inspired his interest in medicine as a career, changes in Duke's facilities and programs over his tenure, and developments in cancer treatment. The themes of these interviews include medical training, the history of Duke Medical Center, and hematologic oncology.
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Joseph O. Moore Oral History Interviews, November 6 and 11, 2020 1 interview (1 transcript) and 1.62 GB

Interviews, November 6 and 9 2020

J. Michael Slaughter Oral History Interview, November 6, 2019

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J. Michael Slaughter attended Duke University for undergraduate, graduating circa 1975. After graduation, he worked in Dr. Dani Bolognesi's laboratory, overseeing surgical admissions and assignment of the operating rooms for about 3 years, and as the business manager for the Department of Surgery for 20 years under Dr. David Sabiston. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 6, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Slaughter discusses his early life and education; memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston; and working as the business manager for Duke Department of Surgery and all the duties that came along with that job, including managing payroll and planning all departmental social functions.
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J. Michael Slaughter Oral History Interview, November 6, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 11.2 MB

Interview, November 6, 2019

James R. Urbaniak Oral History Interview, 2018-2018

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Dr. James R. Urbaniak graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1962 and completed his residency training in Orthopaedics at Duke in 1969. Urbaniak joined Duke's faculty in 1969 as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and became a full professor in 1977. He became the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery (1985-2002). In 1991 he was awarded the Virginia Flowers Baker Professorship Chair and, in 1994, he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery for Clinical Affairs. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 6, 2018 by Dr. Justin Barr and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Urbaniak discusses his childhood, how he came to Duke, his experiences at Duke, orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, his time as the attending physician to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court during the Vietnam War, general surgery, Dr. David C. Sabiston, Dr. Lenox D. Baker, Dr. J. Leonard Goldner, hand surgery, microsurgery, and vascularized fibular grafts.
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James R. Urbaniak Oral History Interview, 2018-2018 1 interview (1 CD, 1 transcript)

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Tasha Allen Oral History Interview, 2022

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Tasha Allen, RN, has a passion for primary prevention and education. She is currently a public health nurse and case manager for high-risk pregnancies with the Durham County Department of Public Health (DCDoPH). Allen has worked in collaboration with Duke midwives in a clinical setting since 2004. In 2004, Allen was one of the first DCDoPH nurses to facilitate Centering Pregnancy groups with Duke Midwifery Service at Lincoln Community Health Center, continuing in this role until 2010. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on November 18, 2022 by Josephine McRobbie as part of the Duke Midwifery Service and Durham Maternal Health Oral History Project, which was funded by The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund. In the interview, Allen discusses the Centering Pregnancy modality, public health nursing, and the challenges of providing care to under-resourced communities. The themes of this interview include prenatal care, health education, and health disparities.
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Tasha Allen Oral History Interview, 2022 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 660 MB

Interview, November 18, 2022

Dani Bolognesi Oral History Interviews, 1994, 2019

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Dani Bolognesi received his PhD from Duke in virology in 1967, and he joined the faculty at Duke as an Assistant Professor in Virology in the Department of Surgery in 1971 and became an Associate Professor of Surgery in 1972. Bolognesi held other positions at Duke: Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery (1994-1999), Professor of Virology in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology (2001-2002), Professor of Virology in the Department of Microbiology (1994-2002), Professor of Surgery (1977-2002), and Professor Emeritus of Surgery (2002-present). While at Duke, his laboratory did the early work on identifying anti-HIV activity in what would become AZT, the first drug developed against the disease. This collection contains 2 oral history interviews conducted on September 29, 1994 by Dr. James Gifford and May 29, 2019 by Taylor Patterson and is part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the June 29, 1994 interview, Bolognesi discusses his educational background; working with Dr. Joseph Beard at Duke; and his research, particularly the work of the laboratory he directed. In the May 29, 2019 interview, Bolognesi discusses his early life and education; his studies and work at Duke, where he was a student under Dr. Joseph Beard; professional and personal memories of Dr. David Sabiston, including Sabiston's interest in grants; Sabiston's stoke; Sabiston's Christmas parties; translational research; the Department of Surgery; and Bolognesi's HIV research.
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Ronald J. Weigel Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD, MBA, earned his undergraduate and masters in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and a doctoral degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the Yale University Graduate School. He received his surgical training at Duke University Medical Center completing his internship, a postdoctoral fellowship, and residency at Duke; he was Chief Resident for Duke Surgery in 1992. He earned his master of business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Weigel joined the faculty at the University of Iowa's Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine in 2005 where he is a professor of surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, biochemistry, anatomy and cell biology, and molecular physiology and biophysics and the chair of the Department of Surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 29, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Weigel discusses his early life, education, his decision to become a doctor, medical school and his PhD from Yale, his decision to pursue surgery, his decision to come to Duke for his residency, memories of Dr. Sabiston, experiences being a surgery intern at Duke, using Sabiston as his example for how to be a mentor, his experience being Sabiston's Chief Resident in 1992, how Sabiston supported African Americans and women in the Department of Surgery, how Sabiston interacted with patients, Sabiston's holiday parties, and his career after Duke.
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Ronald J. Weigel Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 10.2 MB

Interview, May 29, 2019

Thomas A. D'Amico Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Thomas A. D'Amico, MD, completed his residency in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center (1987-1996) and joined the faculty at Duke University Medical Center where he is the Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery, Chief of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Director of the Training Program in Thoracic Surgery, and Chief Medical Officer of the Duke Cancer Institute. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 28, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, D'Amico discusses his educational background, his career in medicine, his residency at Duke in the Department of Surgery under Sabiston, his transition onto the faculty at Duke, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Thomas A. D'Amico Oral History Interview, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 178 MB

Interview, May 28, 2019

Fred A. Crawford Oral History Interview, May 22, 2019

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Dr. Fred A. Crawford, MD, attended Duke University for undergraduate and Duke University School of Medicine for medical school. Crawford's residency at Duke was interrupted by the Vietnam War, where he served in the United States Army as a surgeon. Afterwards, he returned to Duke and completed his residency. Crawford served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Mississippi (1976-1979) and Professor and Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (1979-2009). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview Crawford discusses his early life and education, his experience at Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, working for Dr. Will C. Sealy, memories of Dr. David and Agnes Sabiston, his residency, leaving his residency at Duke to serve in the Army during the Vietnam War, and his career after Duke at the University of Mississippi and the Medical University of South Carolina as a thoracic surgeon.
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Interview, May 22, 2019

Fred A. Crawford Oral History Interview, May 22, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 3.02 MB

Theodore N. Pappas Oral History Interviews, 1994-1995, 2021

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Dr. Theodore N. Papas, MD (1955- ), holds the Duke Surgical Innovation Distinguished Professorship and is a Professor of Surgery and Vice Dean of Medical Affairs at Duke University. After his surgical training, Pappas joined the Department of Surgery faculty in 1988 where he has remained throughout his career. This collection contains 3 oral history interviews conducted on May 12, 1994 and December 11, 1995 by Dr. James F. Gifford and May 20, 2021 by Dr. Konstantinos Economopoulos as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the 1994 interview, Pappas discusses how he came to be interested in gastrointestinal disease, his surgical training, how he came to Duke, his research, his work at the Gastro-Intestinal Laboratory, the future of the laboratory, and laparoscopic surgery. In the 1995 interview, Pappas discusses the role of the VA Hospital within the Department of Surgery, how Duke residents are trained at the VA Hospital, surgery at the VA Hospital, impact of managed care at the VA Hospital, how work at the VA Hospital will impact the careers of residents, VA patient population, and the emphasis on gastrointestinal research. In the 2021 interview, Pappas discusses his surgical training; how he came to Duke and the details of being hired by Sabiston, including being only the second non-Duke trained person hired by Sabiston in 15 years; Sabiston's incredible memory and how he used it as a recruiting tool among Duke medical students; Sabiston's calculated social interactions; the annual Sabiston Christmas party; observations of how Sabiston interacted with residents and how he ran the Department of Surgery; changes in the Department of Surgery after Sabiston retired; and other memories of Sabiston.
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Carl E. Ravin Oral History Interview, May 20, 2019

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Dr. Carl E. Ravin, MD (1942- ) is a Duke Professor of Radiology and former Chair of the Department of Radiology (1985-2008). This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 20, 2019 by Emily Stewart as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Ravin briefly discusses his early life, education, military service during the Vietnam War, and his early career as a chest radiologist; memories of Dr. David Sabiston including the time Sabiston would not greet him because he was not wearing a white coat, as well as how Sabiston negotiated behind the scenes and controlled the environment by setting an example of how he thought the environment should operate; becoming chair of the department of surgery and changes he made; writing a chapter on imaging for Sabiston's surgery textbook; how Sabiston created an atmosphere at Duke with a superb quality of care from top rate doctors that also heavily focused on academics; Sabiston's commitment to the institution of Duke; and Ravin's relationship with Sabiston after his retirement.
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Interview, May 20, 2019

Norman M. Rich Oral History Interview, May 21, 2019

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Retired U.S. Army Colonel, Dr. Norman M. Rich, MD, a vascular surgeon, refined vascular surgical techniques as a young surgeon in Vietnam. His expertise and techniques saved many soldiers from limb amputation or death, which led him to be known as the surgeon who heralded a new age in vascular injury management, with particular focus on venous reconstruction. After Vietnam, Rich went on to a long academic career in the field of vascular surgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 21, 2019 by Dr. Justin Barr as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Rich discusses his early life in a copper mining town in Arizona; early interest in the repair of blood vessels; education; decision to become a surgeon; military service as a surgeon in Vietnam and later running the vascular service at Walter Reed and running the vascular fellowship program; Rich and Sabiston's friendship and warm working relationship; Rich's career in medicine after retiring from active duty; attending conferences, domestic and international, with Sabiston; and Rich's commitment to teamwork.
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Norman M. Rich Oral History Interview, May 21, 2019 1 Interview (1 transcript) and 86.1 MB

Interview, May 19, 2019

Allan H. Friedman Oral History Interview, 2019

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Dr. Allan H. Friedman, MD, a Master Surgeon at Duke University, has served as Deputy Director of the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on May 14, 2019 by Susannah Roberson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Friedman discusses his early life, educational background, how he decided to become a surgeon, how he came to Duke, his residency at Duke, his career in medicine at Duke, and his memories of Sabiston.
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Interview, May 14, 2019

David L. Simel Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. David Lee Simel, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, where he also acts as Chief for Medical Service at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 5, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Simel discusses his early experiences in and around medicine, his research in clinical exam and diagnostic tools, and his work at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and as Vice-Chair for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Medicine. The themes of this interview include veterans' health, medical training, hematology-oncology, and general practice medicine.
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Interview, March 5, 2021

Carla W. Brady Oral History Interview, 2021

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Dr. Carla W. Brady, MD, a Hepatologist, Small Intestine Transplant Specialist, and Transplant Hepatologist, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on March 30, 2021 by Joseph O'Connell as part of the Department of Medicine's Oral History Project. In the interview, Brady discusses her work with liver transplantation, her development of a hepatology clinic which is focused on the needs of pregnant women, her reflections on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her work, and her leadership work as a member of Duke's Academic Council's Executive Committee (ECAC). The themes of this interview includes transplant hepatologist, gastroenterology, women in medicine and as patients, and clinical care.
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Interview, March 30, 2021