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Finding Aid to the Harold E. Varmus Papers, 1975-1987, bulk 1983-1987
MSS 88-47  
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Description
This collection of papers was gathered by Dr. Varmus in preparation for taking a sabbatical leave from UCSF in 1988. In addition to his appointment calendars, the collection includes correspondence with scientific colleagues, journal reviews, requests for evaluations, and UCSF academic matters. Dr. Varmus chaired a Human Retrovirus Study Group and included here are his committee files (1981-1986).
Background
Born in Oceanside, New York, December 18, 1939, Harold E. Varmus received his undergraduate degree (B.A. magna cum laude) from Amherst College in 1961, an M.A. (in literature) the following year from Harvard University, and the M.D. from Columbia University in 1966. From 1967 to 1970 Varmus was an intern in medicine (1966-67) and Assistant Resident in Medicine (1967-68) at Presbyterian Hospital, New York, and Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, Bethesda, MD (1968-70). In 1970 he was appointed a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at UCSF, for 1970-72. At the end of this period Dr. Varmus was appointed Assistant Professor in Residence, for 1972-74, Associate Professor (1974-79), and full Professor, 1979-1993, in that department. He was on the faculty of the Molecular Medicine group in the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS) consortium.
Extent
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 1 box Linear feet: 3
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research; some correspondence files are restricted.