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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE - History of Medicine Division

Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 2:00-3:15 pm, Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg 38A,
NLM, Bethesda, MD

"Alan Gregg: A Profile in Science, Medicine, and Philanthropy"

Speaker: Dr. William H. Schneider, PhD, Indiana University

In a career spanning nearly four decades, Rockefeller Foundation officer
Alan Gregg (1890-1957) became one of the most influential men in the
world of medical education and research. Joining the Rockefeller
Foundation in 1919 as an International Health Board field officer, Gregg
then served as Director of the Medical Sciences Division for over twenty
years, before finishing his career as the foundation's Vice President.
During this time, he oversaw the expenditure of millions of dollars to
physicians, scientists, universities, and institutes engaged in medical
training and research. Given the Rockefeller Foundation's importance,
Gregg contributed to many important medical developments of his day,
including the establishment of psychiatry as a scientific discipline,
Alfred C. Kinsey's sex research, trials and development of sulfanilamide
and penicillin, and the establishment of the National Library of
Medicine. Even more significant was Gregg's role in creating the model
of medical research funding, which still prevails in the United States

The Alan Gregg Papers were recently released on NLM's Profiles in
Science at in collaboration with the Indiana
University Center on Philanthropy and the Rockefeller Archive Center.
The online exhibition features correspondence, diary entries, draft and
published articles, and photographs from the Alan Gregg collection at
the National Library of Medicine and the Rockefeller Archive Center. 

Dr. William H. Schneider is a Professor of History, Baker-Ort Chair of
International Healthcare Philanthropy in the Center on Philanthropy at
Indiana University, and Director of the Medical Humanities program,
based in the School of Liberal Arts. He is a Core Faculty member of the
Indiana University Center for Bioethics, with an adjunct appointment in
the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics in the School of
Medicine. Dr. Schneider selected the documents and wrote the
interpretive background for the Alan Gregg Profiles in Science site. 

All are welcome.

Sponsored by the History of Medicine Division, National Library of

Sign language interpretation will be provided. Individuals with
disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this
event should contact Christie Moffatt at 301-496-9136, e-mail
[log in to unmask], or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised
to consult the NIH Visitors and Security website at: