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AHC Oral History Project  [93]

Persistent link to this collection: https://hdl.handle.net/11299/119826

In 1970, the University of Minnesota’s previously autonomous College of Pharmacy and School of Dentistry were reorganized, together with the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health, and the University Hospitals, into a centrally organized and administered Academic Health Center (AHC). The university’s College of Veterinary Medicine was also closely aligned with the AHC at this time, becoming formally incorporated into the AHC in 1985.

The development of the AHC made possible the coordination and integration of the education and training of the health care professions and was part of a national trend which saw academic health centers emerge as the dominant institution in American health care in the last third of the 20th century. AHCs became not only the primary sites of health care education, but also critical sites of health sciences research and health care delivery.

The University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center Oral History Project preserves the personal stories of key individuals who were involved with the formation of the university’s Academic Health Center, served in leadership roles, or have specific insights into the institution’s history. By bringing together a representative group of figures in the history of the University of Minnesota’s AHC, this project provides compelling documentation of recent developments in the history of American health care education, practice, and policy.

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Visit the website of the AHC Oral History Project at http://z.umn.edu/ahcoralhistory


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Interview with Marilyn K. Speedie

Ruhrold, Lauren N.; Speedie, Marilyn K. (University of Minnesota, 2019-07-31)
Dr. Speedie begins part one of her interview by describing her early life and educational background. She reflects on her undergraduate education at Purdue University, discussing her early experiences working in community ...

Interview with Donald L. Uden

Ruhrold, Lauren N.; Uden, Donald L. (University of Minnesota, 2019-10-14)
Dr. Uden begins his interview by discussing his childhood and high school experience in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. He then reflects on his coming to the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate, his early experiences with ...

Interview with Albert I. Wertheimer

Ruhrold, Lauren N.; Wertheimer, Albert I. (University of Minnesota, 2019-10-22)
Dr. Wertheimer begins his interview by describing his early life and educational background. He reflects on his undergraduate education at the University of Buffalo and on his choice to pursue a career in pharmacy. He ...

Interview with James Boulger

Boulger, James; Tobbell, Dominique (University of Minnesota, 2016)
James Boulger begins the interview discussing his educational background. He briefly discusses his first academic job at the new Medical College of Ohio at Toledo in the late 1960s and his decision to move to the University ...

Interview with David Born

Born, David O.; Klaffke, Lauren E. (University of Minnesota, 2013-12-10)
Dr. David Born begins part one of his interview by describing his educational background and influences on his career trajectory. He then discusses the beginning of his career at the University of Minnesota in the Division ...

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