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H MS c325

Ingwall, Joanne S. Papers, 1961-2009: Finding Aid.

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The Joanne S. Ingwall Papers were processed under the auspices of the Archives for Women in Medicine, a special project of the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: H MS c325
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Title: Joanne S. Ingwall Papers,
Date(s): 1961-2009
Quantity: 1 collection (21.62 cubic feet (20 record storage cartons, 2 legal document boxes, 1 half legal document box, and 2 flat oversized boxes).)
Abstract: The Joanne S. Ingwall Papers, 1961-2009, consists of correspondence, research records, writings, reports, grant records, professional records, personal records and administrative records produced by Ingwall while a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Papers also contain records from her work at the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and from her work as a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego.

Custodial History:

The Joanne S. Ingwall papers were donated to the Center for the History of Medicine by Joanne S. Ingwall in 2009.

Processing Information:

Processed by Meghan Bannon, February 2010, under the supervision of Jessica Sedgwick.
Processing staff in the Center for the History of Medicine analyzed, arranged, and described the papers, and created a finding aid to improve access. Items were removed from three ring binders and, where necessary, photocopied to acid-free paper. Folder titles were transcribed from the originals.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access requires advance notice. Access to Harvard Unviersity records is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation. These restrictions are noted where they appear in Series II, III, V, and VII. Access to personal and patient information is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. These restrictions appear in Series I-VII. Researchers may apply for access to restricted records. Consult the Public Services Librarian for further information.
The Papers are stored offsite. Researchers are advised to contact reference staff for more information concerning retrieval of material.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Public Services Librarian. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Public Services Librarian are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright. Reference Services and Access Information.

Preferred Citation:

Joanne S. Ingwall Papers, 1961-2009. H MS c325. Harvard Medical Library, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Boston, Mass.

Biographical Note

Joanne S. Ingwall (1941-), B.S., 1963, LaMoyne College; Ph.D., 1968, Cornell University, was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory. Her main areas of research include 31P-NMR studies of normal and diseased hearts and she is known for being the first person to put a heart in an NMR machine.
Joanne S. Ingwall was born on 23 October 1941 in Syracuse, New York. She attended LaMoyne College, received a B.S. in 1963 and was rewarded a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1968. Ingwall was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Research Institute and a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) postdoctoral trainee at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University. Ingwall became a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physiology and Muscular Dystrophy Association of American Fellow at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1972 and then an Assistant Research Biochemist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1973, where she was promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine (Biochemistry) in Residence in 1974. In 1977, Ingwall was recruited to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, now Brigham and Women's Hospital, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1991, she was promoted to Professor of Medicine in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
Ingwall is known for her use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in the study of cardiac energetics. During the course of her career, Ingwall studied normal cardiac development and major cardiac diseases such as myocardial ischemia and hypertrophy. Ingwall was the founder and Director of the NMR Laboratory for Physiological Chemistry at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. In 1972 she was awarded the Louis N. Katz Basic Science Research Award from the American Heart Association. Ingwall also served on numerous editorial boards and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Basic Science Council of the American Heart Association, the International Society of Heart Research, and the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. In addition to her professional activities, Ingwall served on multiple committees while at Harvard Medical School. She served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Medical Area Joint Committee on the Status of Women, Co-Chair of the Research Career Development Committee (RCDC) of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Research Council, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department at Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Ingwall also became the first director of the Office for Faculty Development at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Besides her research in the NMR laboratory and professional responsibilities, much of Ingwall's time was spent mentoring post-doctoral students.

Series and Subseries in the Collection

Scope and Content

The Joanne S. Ingwall Papers, 1961-2009, consists of correspondence, research records, writings, reports, grant records, professional records, personal records and administrative records produced by Ingwall while a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Papers also contain records from her work at the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital, from her work as a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego. Correspondence includes letters of recommendation, faculty evaluations, reports from meetings, and committee correspondence. Writings include unpublished data from Ingwall's research at the NMR Lab on hypertrophy, infarcation and ischemia in rat and human hearts, as well as research on creatine kinase. Professional records consist of Ingwall's research data from her sabbatical, as well as lecture notes and teaching materials, in addition to reports from her time served on various committees. Travel and meeting records consist of reports from multiple Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conferences, as well as numerous symposiums. Administrative records include correspondence, policies and manuals, reports and invoices from the activities at the NMR Lab.
The Joanne S. Ingwall Papers consists of seven series: Series I. Grants Records; Series II. Research Records; Series III. Professional Records; Series IV. Correspondence; Series V. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lab Administrative Records; Series VI. Travel and Meeting Records; Series VII. Personal Records. Oversized items are housed in boxes 21-25.
Collection is predominantly in English; materials in French, German, and Japanese are indicated at the series level.

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Additional Index Terms

Creatine kinase
Hypertrophy
Infarction
Ischemia
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Laboratory notebooks
Biophysicists
Ingwall, Joanne S.
Harvard Medical School
Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (U.S.)
University of California, San Diego

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