Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oral history program update: Interview with Dr. Grover Bagby

We just received our DVD copies of our recent oral history interview with Grover C. Bagby, M.D. Dr. Bagby is hematologist whose research focused on cancer and blood diseases. He was the founding director of the Knight Cancer Institute. While officially retired, Dr. Bagby is still an active part of the campus community.

Dr. Bagby was interviewed on August 28th by Joseph Bloom, M.D. Their conversation includes significant discussions about the evolution of hematology and oncology research at OHSU, and the founding and early development of a cancer institute. Dr. Bagby also spoke about more recent history-making events, such as the discovery of Gleevec, and fundraising successes at the Knight Cancer Institute.

The video is now off to our transcriptionist. Transcripts and recordings of interviews from the OHSU Oral History Program are added to the archives, and are also available for checkout from the Main Library. HC&A volunteer Kathleen Feduccia is also adding transcript PDFs to a digital collection, with more on the way