Stanley Cohen Papers
Collection Number 1005

Summary Information

Stanley Cohen
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Cohen, Stanley, 1922-
Title
Stanley Cohen Papers
Date [inclusive]
1969 - 1991
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Collection of laboratory notebooks compiled by Marty Reich, who was the very skilled assistant to Dr. Stanley Cohen. There are a total of 18 notebooks and each notebook has an index. Topics of the notebooks are: PREPRO EGF; DAN-RAN; EGF Preps 1-8; Binding Studies; Tissue Cultures; Cell Culture Experiments (4 books); and seven miscellaneous notebooks.

Preferred Citation

Stanley Cohen Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Stanley Cohen (1922- ) was a professor or Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. His research centered on cell growth and has lead to better treatments for burn victims, cancer patients and others who have benefited from improved cell repair. After receiving the Nobel Prize in 1986, he remained at Vanderbilt working in his lab and with graduate students until his retirement in January 2000.

Dr. Cohen was born November 17, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. He was educated at Brooklyn College (BA 1943, chemistry and zoology), Oberlin College (MA 1945, zoology), and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1948, biochemistry). After six years of teaching biochemistry at the University of Michigan and Colorado School of Medicine, he went to Washington University, St. Louis, first as a post-doctoral fellow and then as an Associate Professor. In 1959, he joined the faculty of the Biochemistry Department at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, engaged in teaching and research and rapidly advanced to the rank of professor. In 1986, the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt conferred on him the honor of Distinguished Professor. Stanley Cohen was the first ever to be so honored in the Medical School.

In addition to honorary degrees and special named prizes awarded from Brandeis, Columbia, Chicago and Wisconsin Universities, Stanley Cohen has received the following high honors over the years: American Cancer Society Research Professor of Biochemistry (1976); National Medal of Science (1986); Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (1986) Nobel Prize in Medicine (1986).

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Cohen or the Nobel Prize's Autobiography of Dr. Cohen .

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Collection of laboratory notebooks compiled by Marty Reich, who was the very skilled assistant to Dr. Stanley Cohen. There are a total of 18 notebooks and each notebook has an index. Topics of the notebooks are: PREPRO EGF; DAN-RAN; EGF Preps 1-8; Binding Studies; Tissue Cultures; Cell Culture Experiments (4 books); and seven miscellaneous notebooks.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: none

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Biochemistry

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