Duke University Medical Center, InterCom
Miss B. M. Ashbrook
[Ed. Note: Although Miss Ash
brook has bet'll on the faculty
since August 1964, she has not
been “introduced” to the readers
of Intercom. The InterCom Com
mittee is, therefore, taking this
opportunity to introduce Misa Ash
brook and to welcome her to the
Miss B. M. (“Boots”) Ashbrook
joined the Duke University School of
Medicine faculty in August 1964 as
registrar and chief instructor in the
School of Medical Technology.
She received her B.S. Degree in
1955 from Murray State College, Mur
ray, Kentucky. The following year,
Miss Ashbrook received her training
in Medical Technology at the Baptist
Memorial Hospital School of Medical
Technology, Memphis, Tennessee.
Miss Ashbrook has recently re
turned from a trip to Denver, Colo
rado, where she attended two pro
fessional meetings. The first meet
ing was a regional seminar on teach
ing methods and was sponsored by
the American Society of Medical
Technologists and American Society
of Clinical Pathologists. Following
the seminar. Miss Ashbrook partici
pated in a postgraduate course in
medical technology at the University
Dr. Kinney Elected
President of A APB
Dr. Thomas D. Kinney, chairman
of the Department of Pathology, has
been elected president of the Ameri
can Association of Pathologists and
Bacteriologists. Election to the top
post came at the organization’s an
nual meeting in Philadelphia.
Published by Duke University
Medical Center, Office of Public
Virginia H. Swain
Elon H. Clark
Charles II. Frenzel
George B. Kantner
Peggy S. Warner
Mailing address: Box 3354, Duke
Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Stedman Appointed to
Mental Grant Review Body
Dr. Donald J. Stedman, assistant
professor of medical psychology and
child psychiatry, has been appointed
to the Mental Grant Review Com
mittee of the Public Health Service
in Washington by Surgeon General
Luther L. Terry. He will serve a
Primary function of the Review
Committee is to review and evaluate
applications for mental retardation
project grants, according to the Sur
geon General. This committee will
make recommendations to the Public
Health Service on individual applica
Dr. Stedman was coordinator of
the White House Conference on
Mental Retardation in 1963 and
served as a special assistant to the
President on Mental Retardation dur
ing the same year.
Dr. Andrew Wallace
Is Markle Scholar
Dr. Andrew G. Wallace, associate
in medicine, ha.s been selected one of
25 Markle Scholars in the United
States and Canada.
The .$30,000 scholarship will be
paid to Dr. Wallace through the med
ical school by the John and Mary R.
Markle Foundation, New York, over
a five year period.
It is expected that the scholarship
funds will be used to further heart
research activities in which Dr. Wal
lace is engaged and to aid in the
development of an intensive care unit
at Duke for heart attack victims.
Now in the planning stages, the
proposed unit is expected to be head
ed by Dr. Wallace. He is now work
ing under a U.S. Public Health
Service career development grant
which began in September 1964 and
w’ill continue until 1969.
In recognition of long years of
faithful service, a fund in memory
of Miss Madge Blackley and Mrs.
Evelyn Paschall is being established
by friends. This fund is to be used
towards the lighting of the new Me
morial Hospital Chapel, symbolic of
the light shed by these two i)ersons
on so many.
The memorial will be appropriately
recorded in the Chapel and has been
approved by the Chapel Committee.
Anyone wishing to contribute to
this fund may do so by writing a
check payable to Duke University
and sending this to The Reverend
Paul Wesley Aitken, Chaplain to the
Julian M. Ruffin, M.D.
Oscar Hansen, M.D.
William M. Nicholson, M.D.
Elbert L. Persons, M.D.