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Educational Training Programs

 Sub-Series

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series documents several events that were sponsored by GMITP in relation to training and graduate programs, special lecture series, and their celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Gorgas Memorial Institute. The subseries "Educational Training Programs" documents the commitment by GMITP to academic institutions in helping them administer fellowship programs in parasitology and tropical medicine at GML. The oldest program was with Louisiana State University, established in 1958 under the direction of GML directors Carl M. Johnson, Marshall Hertig and Pedro Galindo. In 1972, Michigan State University established a similar program for doctoral candidates through their Latin American Studies Center (LASC) under Galindo's supervision at GML. Although the University of Alabama at Birmingham would not develop an academic program that would bring GML and UAB together until 1984, UAB maintained a historic relationship with GMITP due to it history with the Gorgas family. The subseries "Lecture Series" documents the kinds of scholars/scientists who were attracted to tropical medicine and its challenging areas of research. The Fred Soper Lecture Series was co-sponsored by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and continues to take place at the Society's annual meetings.

Dates

  • 1939; 1958-1991

Extent

From the Collection: 43.75 Linear Feet (48 boxes + oversize)

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Collection materials primarily in English

Restrictions

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series documents several events that were sponsored by GMITP in relation to training and graduate programs, special lecture series, and their celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Gorgas Memorial Institute. The subseries "Educational Training Programs" documents the commitment by GMITP to academic institutions in helping them administer fellowship programs in parasitology and tropical medicine at GML. The oldest program was with Louisiana State University, established in 1958 under the direction of GML directors Carl M. Johnson, Marshall Hertig and Pedro Galindo. In 1972, Michigan State University established a similar program for doctoral candidates through their Latin American Studies Center (LASC) under Galindo's supervision at GML. Although the University of Alabama at Birmingham would not develop an academic program that would bring GML and UAB together until 1984, UAB maintained a historic relationship with GMITP due to it history with the Gorgas family. The subseries "Lecture Series" documents the kinds of scholars/scientists who were attracted to tropical medicine and its challenging areas of research. The Fred Soper Lecture Series was co-sponsored by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and continues to take place at the Society's annual meetings.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Archives and Modern Manuscripts Collection Collecting Area

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