Oral Histories

Interview of Charles M. Rubin

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Charles M. Rubin
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Hathaway, Neil D.
Rubin, Charles M.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Childhood in Deal, New Jersey; attends the University of Pennsylvania; works as a counselor at a camp for handicapped children; volunteer work in children's hospitals; decides to enter medicine; studies chromosome abnormalities in the lab of William Mellman; conducts research on spina bifida; attends Tufts University School of Medicine; learns the health needs of inner-city children; subspecialty training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Minnesota; studies chromosome damage in recipients of chemotherapy and radiation; tracks retinoblastoma recurrence; how national treatment protocols are created; how research affects clinical practice; shifts from lab research toward clinical practice; accepts a position at the University of Chicago; Janet D. Rowley's lab; the role of heredity in cancer; teaching and clinical duties; the University of Chicago's Joint Pediatric/Medical Cancer Risk Clinic; the limits of gene therapy.