Monday, September 29, 2008

OHSU Oral History Program, FY09

Happily, the OHSU Oral History Program has received its funding request for the current fiscal year (July 2008-June 2009), and plans are well underway for several interviews to be conducted in the coming months.

Dr. Cecille Oppenheimer (Sunderland) Beyl, MD, pediatric cardiologist, will be speaking with Sima Desai, MD, of the OHSU Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Beyl's mother was also a physician, and we'll be getting her perspectives on the changing role of women in medicine as well as her own experiences as a pediatric cardiologist.

Dr. R. Ellen Magenis, MD, will be interviewed by Susan Hayflick, MD, about the history of the OHSU Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Magenis is an expert in human chromosome mapping, and currently directs the OHSU CDRC Chromosome Clinic.

Dr. Charles A. Grossman, MD, whom we have mentioned in this space before, will sit down with Ralph Crawshaw, MD, to talk about his career and changes in medical practice over the past 50 years. The Grossman interview will be a shared resource for the OHSU program and the history of medicine in Oregon documentary project.

Stay tuned for information about additional oral history interviews and availability of transcripts post-processing. You can also check the program web site for more information about past interviews and to search the Oral History Master Index.

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