Elizabeth A. Grimm, PhD, Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), August 6, 2019

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Elizabeth A. Grimm, PhD, Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), August 6, 2019

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Major Topics Covered:

  • Research at NIH; comparison of NIH and MD Anderson research environments
  • Research, translational: risk-taking, collaboration; development of multi-disciplinary collaborations
  • Education: development of fellowships; mentoring
  • MD Anderson culture, Division of Surgery and Division of Medicine: attitudes regarding research and surgery; old guard versus newer attitudes; shifting tradition; difficulties of changing cultural norms
  • Women faculty: experiences of, needs of, hopes for

Interview Chapters

Chapter 01: Leaving the NIH for a New Research Opportunity

Chapter 02: Impressions of MD Anderson Culture: Old Guard versus New Risk Takers

Chapter 03: Building Collaborative Research Culture [Part 1]

Chapter 04: Collaborations in the Division of Medicine, Comments on the Needs of Women Faculty, and Final Thoughts on Collaborative Temperaments and Research Culture

Identifier

GrimmE_01_20190806

Publication Date

8-6-2019

Publisher

Historical Resources Center

City

Houston, Texas

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History | Surgery

About the Interview

Dr. Elizabeth Grimm joined the faculty of MD Anderson in 1986 as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment the Departments of Tumor Biology and of Surgical Oncology. Her main appointment is currently in the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology, where she holds the Waun Ki Hong Distinguished Chair in Translational Oncology. Dr. Grimm and her laboratory study novel efforts in the science of human melanoma inflammatory processes. She was awarded the first ever National Cancer Institute SPORE in Melanoma, which she kept funded for over a decade.

Elizabeth A. Grimm, PhD, Oral History Interview, The First 50 Years of Surgery at MD Anderson (1945 – 1995), August 6, 2019

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