This collection documents the activities of Dr. Julius R. Krevans from his early career at Johns Hopkins through his years
as Chancellor of the University of California-San Francisco. His many roles are highlighted, from researcher to teacher, from
administrator to concerned community member. The materials were collected both by Dr. Krevans personally and by his offices.
His curriculum vitae, located in the "Professional Activities" series, provide an excellent overview of his work and his involvement
in various organizations.
Julius R. Krevans was born in New York City on May 1, 1924, son of Sol and Anita (Makovetsky) Krevans. A graduate (A.B. 1943,
M.D. 1946) of New York University, Dr. Krevans served in the U.S. Medical Corps during the years 1948-50. Following this,
he held posts at Johns Hopkins from 1950 to 1971, including Fellow in hematology, Director of the blood bank (1953-63), Professor
of Medicine (1960-71), and Dean for Academic Affairs (1969-70). He was also Physician-in-Chief at Baltimore City Hospital
from 1963 to 1969.
Dr. Krevans became Dean of UCSF’s School of Medicine in January 1971, a position he held until 1982, when he was named Chancellor.
A notable event during his tenure was the Nobel Prize awarded to J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus in 1989, the first ever
won by UCSF faculty members. The university also played a critical role in spawning the biotechnology industry during these
years. Under Dr. Krevans's leadership, UCSF attracted many women and minority students to careers in health sciences. In
1993, Dr. Krevans retired from this post and returned to the faculty of the School of Medicine.
Among other associations, Dr. Krevans was a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a member of the National
Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine, American Society of Hematology, American College of Physicians, American Federation
of Clinical Research, and International Society of Hematology. He served as the chair of the Association of American Medical
Colleges from 1980-81, and was awarded this organization’s Abraham Flexner Award in 1983. Dr. Krevans was president of the
American Clinical and Climatological Association in 1989-90, the California Academy of Medicine in 1986-87, and the San Francisco
Consortium of Colleges and Universities in 1989-90. He was also a director of the Clinical Scholar program, a director of
both the James Picker and Bank America-Giannini Foundations, and a member of the Association of American Physicians.
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