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National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bernadine Healy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 624
Abstract

Bernadine Healy (1944-2011) was a cardiologist who served as the first female director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) between 1991 and 1993. In addition to her work at Johns Hopkins University and the Cleveland Clinic, she also served as CEO of the American Red Cross and President of the American Heart Association. She is well-known for her work helping to establish equality for women in health policy and research, notably establishing the Women's Health Initiative at NIH.

Dates: 1958-2010

Donald S. Fredrickson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 526
Abstract Donald Sharp Fredrickson (1924-2002) was an American physiologist and science administrator who made contributions to American medicine over the course of four decades, first as a laboratory scientist, then as a leader of several prominent medical research institutions. As director of the National Institutes of Health from 1976 to 1981, Fredrickson mediated between scientists and the federal government during contentious, far-ranging debates over the direction of medical research policy,...
Dates: 1910-2002 (bulk 1960-1999)

Joshua Lederberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 552
Abstract

Lederberg won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum and George Beadle "for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria." He was professor of genetics at Stanford University, president of Rockfeller University, and public servant to presidents, national groups, and governmental organizations.

Dates: 1904-2008

June E. Osborn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 618
Abstract Correspondence, reports, speeches, testimonies, hearings, audiovisual material, and biographical material primarily documents June Osborn's professional career as expert advisor in urgent health and medical issues -- including AIDS, virology, infectious diseases, vaccines, and public health policy -- for numerous government agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and as Chair of the National...
Dates: 1954-2001 (bulk 1980-1995)

Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 566
Abstract

Marshall W. Nirenberg is best known for his work on deciphering the genetic code by discovering the unique code words for the twenty major amino acids that make-up DNA, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology in 1968. This collection of correspondence, laboratory administrative and research materials, and publications documents Nirenberg's career as a researcher in biochemical genetics at the National Institutes of Health.

Dates: 1937-2003 (bulk 1957-1997)

Martin Rodbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 495
Abstract This collection documents the life and career of American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist Martin Rodbell. The papers consists primarily of professional and travel correspondence, materials related to awards and prizes (including the Nobel and the Gairdner), Rodbell's reprints, laboratory notebooks, photographic prints, and some personal papers. Most of the materials come from the 1970s through the 1990s. The collection documents his extensive professional activities both inside and...
Dates: 1925-1999

Murray J. Shear Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 548
Abstract

Correspondence, reports, minutes, reprints documenting Dr. Shear's professional activities with the National Cancer Institute, including interaction with the International Union Against Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research.

Dates: 1908-1983

NIH Directors' Files

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 536
Abstract

Correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, committee agendas and minutes maintained by the Directors office of the National Institutes of Health.

Dates: 1937-1983 (bulk 1950-1970)

Sarah E. Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS C 360
Abstract

NIH microbiologist and bacteriologist, Stewart was known for her discovery that certain virus strains can jump species and produce cancers in other hosts. Collection consists of biographical data, correspondence, clippings, reprints, oral history memoir, and laboratory notes.

Dates: 1926-1974

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Public Health Administration 3
DNA 2
Health Policy 2
Molecular Biology 2
Neoplasms 2