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Oral History Collection

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Dr. James R. Anderson is recognized internationally for his work in cooperative clinical cancer research.

Carol Angle, MD, is a former chair of the UNMC Department of Pediatrics, as well as one of the nations leading researchers on lead poisoning.

Dr. James Armitage is an Oncologist who started the bone marrow transplant program at UNMC.

Dr. Jeffery Baldwin, Emeritus Professor in the College of Pharmacy, primarily conducted research in the area of substance abuse attitudes and behaviors in the health profession.

Paul Bancroft graduate from the College of Medicine in 1935 and was a pediatric physician.

Kenneth “Ken” W. Bayles was the founding director of the Center for Staphylococcal Research (CSR) and is UNMC’s third vice chancellor of research.

Beth Beam is a graduate from UNMC and a long-time employee. She is an assistant professor, HEROES program director, and researcher.

Dr. Beck Dallaghan, Assistant Dean for Medicial Education, piloted LGBTQ programming into the Medical School Educational curriculum.

Abram Bennett, College of Medicine Class of 1921, pioneered modern therapy for the mentally ill and researched effects of alcoholism on the brain.

Arthur L. Bennett was a faculty member of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics from 1934-1972.

Reba Benschoter Ph.D. directed the UNMC Biomechanical Communications department from 1970-2000 and was an associate dean of the School of Allied Health Professions from 1985 to 1995.

Judith “Judy” Billings, PhD, began her career at UNMC in 1976 when she joined as the department chair for Kearney State College’s Department of Nursing. Dr. Billings also worked as a nurse, educator, and assistant dean of the College of Nursing Kearney Division until her retirement in 2005.

Annie Bird has been a passionate advocate for children with disability for many years. She has served children as a speech-language pathologist, and she has served as a Board member and Past-President of the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute Board of Directors.

Rena Boyle was named the first Dean of the School of Nursing in 1968.

David Brett-Major, MD MPH, is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases physician who has worked at home, in South America, Africa, and Asia as a clinician, educator, researcher, and in health emergency risk management.

David Brown, PhD, held many positions within UNMC, including chairman of the Department of Oral Biology, assistant dean for research and administration, and associate dean for academic affairs.

John Calvert graduated from the College of Medicine in 1929.

Dr. Pamela Carmines is an emeritus professor in the Department of Cellular and Integrated Physiology who retired in 2022.

Upendra Chalise, PhD, is a postdoctoral research associate at UNMC.

Ward A. Chambers, MD, joined the UNMC faculty in 1989 as part of the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Chambers was named executive director of international health and medical education, a position he still currently holds. Since 2013, Dr. Chambers has also been serving on faculty in the College of Public Health Department of Health Services and Research Administration.

Dr. Conner is one of the first African Americans to graduate from the College of Medicine in the twentieth century. Dr. Conner subsequently received a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University in 1964. He worked as the Public Health Director for the Polk County Public Health Department.

Jennifer Cowan describes how she came to medicine as a career as a non-traditional student and her specialization in emergent and critical care medicine and her involvement with the UNMC Student Pride Alliance.

Norman Cromwell, professor of Chemistry and Director of Eppley Cancer Institute.

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