Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oral history program update: Interviews with Dr. Gary Chiodo and Dr. David Rosenstein

On August 17th, we conducted two important interviews for the OHSU Oral History Program. The subjects of the interviews were Gary T. Chiodo, DMD, FACS and David Rosenstein, DMD, MPH. The interviews captured perspectives that are otherwise under-represented in our oral history interviews, such as community dentistry, the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s-1990s, the emergence of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity in university policy and governance, and the evolution of diversity initiatives. A topical focus of the interviews was the Russell Street Dental Clinic, a public health facility in Northeast Portland, where both subjects spent much of their careers.

The two subjects, who have been friends and colleagues since the 1970s, took turns interviewing each other. Their camaraderie made for an especially open, frank, and humorous dialogue.

The interviews will result in video recordings and transcripts. Transcripts and recordings of interviews from the OHSU Oral History Program are added to the archives, and are 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.