Collection FC187 - Alan L. Schwartz Papers


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Alan L. Schwartz Papers



1.50 Linear Feet

Name of creator

(Born circa 1949)

Biographical history

Alan L. Schwartz is the Alumni Endowed Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. From 1995 to 2016 he served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-in-Chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. (Pharmacology) in 1974 and his M.D. in 1976 from Case Western Reserve University. He received research fellowship training in Helsinki, Finland, and Auckland, New Zealand, prior to his internship and residency at Children's Hospital, Boston. He received fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital, Boston, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and MIT.

For over 35 years, Dr. Schwartz has focused his scholarly inquiries on the area of receptor biology and has published over 250 papers in the areas of cell and molecular biology of cell surface receptors and protein turnover. He has received numerous honors, including the first Young Investigator Award from the Society for Pediatric Research and the E. Mead Johnson Award. In 2014, he was President of the American Pediatric Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly: Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences in 1999.

Scope and content

Box 1 contains the program of the scientific symposium honoring Alan L. Schwartz held on October 18, 2016 and five DVDs recording the presentations at the symposium. The speakers include: Louis Muglia, Norman Rosenblum, Jeffrey Saffitz, Arnold Strauss, Aaron Ciechanover, David Ransohoff, Brigitte Gomperts, Jeffrey Gordon, Kenneth Polonsky, and Margaret Hostetter. Also in the collection is the photo album honoring Schwartz made by the faculty, fellow, residents, students, and staff of the Department of Pediatrics and the St. Louis Children's Hospital presented to him on October 18, 2016. There is also a 22 page color printout of a powerpoint presentation entitled "Improving Our Children's Heath Through Research, Education, and Service," presented in September 2015 as the 20th State of Department [of Pediatrics] Address.

Box 2 contains a leatherbound volume illustrated with images from the life and career of Alan L. Schwartz presented to Schwartz at the time of his retirement as the Harriet B. Spoehrer Professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics, October 28, 2016.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Preferred Citation:

Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Two photographs, portraits of Theresa J. Vietti and her twin sister, Eleanor Ardel Vietti, taken when both were toddlers, once in the possession of Theresa Vietti and given to Schwartz, are housed with the Visual Collection Saint Louis Children's Hospital Photographs (VC135) as VC1351060 and VC1351061.

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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© Copyright 2019 Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives. All rights reserved.

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