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Finding Aid for the John Fahey papers, ca. 1970-2009
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Fahey papers
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1970-2009
    Collection number: 1862
    Creator: Fahey, John
    Extent: 58 boxes (24 linear ft.)
    Abstract: John L. Fahey can be considered one of the founding fathers of the field of clinical immunology and was the founding president of the Clinical Immunology Society in 1986. He discovered Immunoglobulin D (IgD) while at NIH and delineated other classes of immunoglobulins. Throughout his career, he engaged in international education and training in immunology, building research capacity for HIV/AIDS in developing countries. One of his major contributions in the fight against AIDS has been his research in the interaction of the immune system and the nervous system, pointing out the complexity of the disease. Fahey helped to establish several UCLA Institutes, such as the NIH-funded Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease (CIRID), initiated in 1978. The Fahey collection spans the period 1970 to 2009 and consists primarily of correspondence relating to grant applicants and applicants, research programs, Immunology conferences, between colleagues and researchers in the field, and national and international HIV/AIDS research. Much of the collection relates to programs and ties with India, and there are several grant applications, biographical sketches and various program outlines.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John Fahey, 2010.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Daniella Perry in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2010.
    The processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia   funds.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Fahey papers (Collection Number 1862). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Dr. John L. Fahey, born September 30, 1924, is an immunologist, researcher, and educator. He received his MS in Physiology at Wayne State Medical School in Detroit, 1949, and his MD at Harvard Medical School in Boston, 1951. Fahey received medical training and research experience at Wayne College of Medicine in Detroit, Harvard Medical School and other research centers in Europe in the 1940s and 1950s. As a Senior Investigator for the United States Public Health Service at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 1953-1959 he established the Clinical Research Laboratory and new methods for plasma protein analysis. While at the National Institutes of Health in the late 1970s, he discovered Immunoglobulin D (IgD), delineated and characterized the important classes of human immunoglobulins and established an Immunology Branch in NCI. At UCLA in the 1980s, he generated a community of clinical and laboratory scientists focusing on the role of the immune system, which led to the discovery of AIDS at UCLA.
    Dr. Fahey can be considered one of the founding fathers of the field of clinical immunology and was the founding president of the Clinical Immunology Society in 1986. Much of Fahey's work has been gathering phenomenological data about disease process and correlating it to alterations in pathogenesis. Throughout his career, especially in the 1990's and the first decade of the 21st century, he engaged in international education and training in immunology and built research capacity for HIV/AIDS in developing countries. Nicholson was responsible for several interdisciplinary clinical and basic science training grants to UCLA and helped foster the subspecialty of clinical immunology in the Journal of Immunology.
    Fahey became Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (later Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics) at UCLA in 1971, with a joint appointment the Department of Medicine; he became Director at the UCLA Advanced AIDS International Training and Research Program/India; Director, Center for International Research in Immunology and Disease at UCLA; Program Area Co-Director, AIDS in India Program, UCLA AIDS Institute; Head of the Tumor Immunology Program Area at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCLA), Director at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease (CIRID) at UCLA and Associate director for the UCLA AIDS Institute. John Fahey was one a leading, having published over 400 articles related to Immunology and AIDS research, and mentored more than 70 national and International postdoctoral scientists in biomedical research.

    Scope and Content

    The John L. Fahey collection spans the period 1970 to 2009, consisting primarily of correspondence about grant programs, between colleagues and researchers in Immunology, about Immunology conferences, and national and international HIV/AIDS research. Fahey helped to establish several UCLA Institutes, such as the NIH-funded Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Immunology and Disease (CIRID), initiated in 1978. CIRID focuses on research and capacity-building educational programs with India, thus the majority of the collection includes correspondence with Indian colleagues and researchers. Correspondence discusses programs and ties with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT).
    Fahey also helped establish the UCLA/Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) in 1988, with the objective of training health professionals from developing countries in multidisciplinary research for prevention of HIV infection, transmission and disease progression, and effective clinical management of HIV-infected individuals. Some correspondence thus relates to other developing nations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The collection includes many grant applications, biographical sketches and correspondence of Fogarty recipients, as well as program details. Other institutes referenced in the collection are the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA AIDS Institute/Center for AIDS Research, UCLA Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory (CIRL), the Concern Foundation and the International Union of Immunological Societies. In addition, there is extensive correspondence relating to Fahey's international travel for conferences and other HIV/AIDS research programs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Funding Agencies
    2. Training Manuals
    3. International Travel
    4. India
    5. UCLA Institutes
    6. International Societies and Correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Fahey, John L.---Archives.
    Immunologists --United States --Archival resources.
    AIDS (Disease) --Study and teaching --Archival resources.

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