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NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum at the National Institutes of Health advances the historical understanding of the biomedical research conducted at the National Institutes of Health by documenting, preserving, and interpreting records and artifacts. The office creates exhibits and other products, and helps scholars and researchers to navigate the rich history of the National Institutes of Health.

 

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Steve Katz, M.D., Ph.D., the long-time Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), died December 20. Katz was born in New York, grew up in Bethesda, trained in internal medicine and dermatology, and came to NIH in 1974 as a Senior Investigator in the Dermatology Branch at the National Cancer Institute, initiating a highly productive research program in the immunology of skin diseases. Six years later he was Branch Chief. And when a Director for NIAMS was sought in 1995, Katz emerged as the ideal candidate. Over these years he ably led an Institute that has made major contributions to research across a broad portfolio of disorders that affect millions of Americans such as the Accelerated Medicines Partnership (AMP) project that is shedding dramatic new light on the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. He recently completed an oral history, available here: https://history.nih.gov/archives/downloads/stephenkatzinterview6182018.pdf



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Oral histories are added on a regular basis.

Henry Metzger
Interview date: June10,1998

Interview date: July 30, 2001 (Clinical Associates Program Oral History Series)

The Office of NIH History holds photograph collections cataloged and uncataloged. Many can be found in on our Flickr site and in Search Our Collections. To request images for use in publications or presentations contact the Office of NIH History. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

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Office of History and Stetten Museum | Bldg 60 | Suite 230 | National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, MD 20814-1460
Phone: 301.496.6610 | Email: history@nih.gov

Last updated: 01 January 2019
First published: 2 February 2005
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