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Register of the Donald Heyneman Papers, 1964-81 (bulk dates 1964-66)
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Donald Heyneman Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1964-81 (bulk dates 1964-66)
    Collection number: MSS 91-36
    Creator: Heyneman, Donald, 1925-
    Extent: 1 box (9 folders)
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald Heyneman Papers, MSS 91-36, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM


    Dr. Heyneman was born in San Francisco, CA February 18, 1925, and educated at Harvard University (AB 1950) and Rice Institute (MA 1952, PhD 1954). He was an assistant in biology at Rice (1952-54), asst. professor zoology, UCLA (1954-59), head Dept. Parasitology, US Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU), Cairo (1960-62).
    He joined the staff of the Hooper Foundation in 1962, and was successively research parasitologist (1962-77), professor of parasitology (1968-91), assistant director (1970-77), acting chairman of the Dept. of Epidemiology & International Health (1975-78). 1970-91 Dr. Heyneman was Co-director of the Tropical Diseases Laboratory, Had of the Parasitology Division of the Dept. of Epidemiology. Resident Coordinator of the International Center for Medical Research & Training, Inst. of Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1964-66). Consultant-rapporteur of WHO Traveling Seminar on Leishmaniasis to USSR (1967),and US Navy Medical Research Unit 3, in Cairo, Egypt, 1967-. He was Director of the UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program, and associate dean of the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. He held these appointments until becoming emeritus professor in 1991.
    A member of many professional societies, he was president of the American Society of Parasitology (1982-83). His research interests included parasite immunology and host-parasite studies; epidemiology, disease impact of development in the Third World.

    Scope and Content

    Includes transcripts of travel notes (to NAMRU, Cairo and Ethiopia, 1981), minutes of laboratory meetings at the Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur. Received 3/20/91.