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Oral history interview with Elena O. Nightingale [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Nightingale, Elena O.
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 96 pages 2 sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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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