Oral history interview with Elena O. Nightingale, 1998.
|Creator: ||Nightingale, Elena O.||Project: ||Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||Transcript: 96 pages Sound recording: 3 DAT sound cassettes|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Physician and researcher.
Scope and Contents
Childhood: Italy; emigration to United States, 1939; BS zoology, Barnard College; Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1961; biomedical research interests; MD received from New York University; clinical genetics fellowship, Georgetown University; policy fellowship, National Academy of Sciences; director, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine [IOM]; executive director, Division on Health Policy, Research, and Education, Harvard University; faculty positions: New York University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, Georgetown University; senior program officer Carnegie Corporation until 1994: founding Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, "Starting Points" report, health science and child development-related grant awards; Carnegie Corporation international program development: World Health Organization and university health education, Pan-American Health Organization, Mexican Health Foundation; human rights work: chairperson, Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, chairperson, IOM’s Committee on Health and Human Rights; board member, Amnesty International, USA and Physicians for Human Rights; co-author, The Breaking of Bodies and Minds: Torture, Psychiatric Abuse, and the Health Profession, 1985; scholar-in-residence, National Academy of Sciences; reminiscences of colleagues.
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