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In Folder: Oral History Collection
Dr. Haven begins the interview talking about the start of her career at UNMC as a chemist. She discusses how the need for her position was a result of new national standardization of research methods and early projects she was involved in such as atomic absorption and radioimmunoassays. She covers being promoted to assistant professor without having a terminal degree and how the liver transplant program and resultant clinical trials helped her career. Haven discusses her time as associate dean of the School of Allied Health where she developed the first internet courses and distant learning program for rural areas and degree completion. She talks about her work with diabetes education on Native American reservations. She also covers the structure of the School of Allied Health under the College of Medicine, gives brief overviews of previous associate deans of the School and mentions specific mentors throughout her career. Haven ends her interview detailing her committee work with minority student recruitment and the Friend of the Library at UNMC and how grant funding grew the physician assistant program after the Vietnam War.
Transcript of the interview with Mary Haven longtime professor in the Department of Pathology, the Division of Medical Technology and associate dean of the School of Allied Health Professions.