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|Collection:||Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection|
|Interviewer:||Brunet, Lesley W.|
|Title:||Margaret Kripke Interview 1|
|Dates:||December 13, 2007|
|Abstract:||Dotted with personal insights, this interview with Dr. Margaret Kripke tells the story of her educational experiences and journey to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Kripke begins by recalling time spent completing her dissertation in Jerusalem and then her career at the National Cancer Institute. She then expresses her affinity for M.D. Anderson and Houston before ending the interview with her contribution to the creation of what is now known as the Organization for Women, which focuses on women’s needs in the workplace.|
|Format:||1 streaming video file and 1 interview transcript|
|Interview Length:||1 hour|
|Language:||Materials are in English|
|Repository:||Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center|
Margaret Kripke, Ph.D. is widely regarded as a trailblazer and role model for women in medical science, academia and executive leadership. She has supported and mentored countless colleagues, employees and trainees throughout her distinguished career. Dr. Kripke’s many accomplishments include: first woman chair of an M.D. Anderson academic department, Immunology; pioneering research focused on ultraviolet radiation’s role in skin cancer; creation of the field of photoimmunology, the study of interactions between light and the immune system; first female member of the institution’s management and executive committee; first woman to attain the title of Senior Vice President and, ultimately, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer; two-time appointment by President George W. Bush to the three-person President’s Cancer panel, on which she continues to serve under President Barack Obama.
|Restrictions on Access:||This interview contains no restrictions|
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|Subjects (Persons):||Kripke, Margaret L.|
Fuller, Lillian M., ‡d 1923-
Becker, Frederick F.
Weiss, David W., 1927-
|Subjects (Organizations):||University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center -- history
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Women's Faculty Organization
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Women Faculty and Administrator’s Organization
National Cancer Institute (U.S.)
Skin Neoplasms -- immunology
|Provenance:||Interview conducted between Dr. Margaret Kripke and Lesley Brunet on December 13, 2007 in Houston, Texas.|
|Preferred Citation:||Margaret Kripke Interview 1, December 13, 2007, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.|
|Processing Information:||Oral history was edited by Jewelry Yep, HRC Intern, March 2011|