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Jay Talmadge Shurley

Jay Talmadge Shurley, American writer, retired psychiatrist, medical educator, administrator, behavioral scientist, polar explorer, genealogist. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

Background

  • Shurley, Jay Talmadge was born on December 20, 1917 in Sonora, Texas, United States. Son of Ira L. and Jewell L. (Choate) Shurley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Zoology, University Texas-Austin, 1940. Doctor of Medicine, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1942.

    Career

    • International Indiana U.-Indianapolis Medical Center, 1943. Rockefeller fellow in neuropsychiatry department mental and nervous disease Institute for Mental Hygiene Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1944-1947. Private practice medicine specializing in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, 1947-1951, Austin, 1951-1952.

      Private practice medicine specializing in psychiatry San Antonio, 1952-1954, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1955-1957. Private practice medicine specializing in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and sleep disorders medicine Oklahoma City, 1978-1990. Acting chief laboratory adult psychiatric investigation, clinical investigations National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1955-1957.

      Chief psychiatry service and mental hygiene clinic Veterans Administration Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1957-1962. Senior medical investigator in psychiatry, research service, department medicine and surgery VA, 1962-1976. Founder and director behavioral science labs Veterans Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City, 1962-1978.

      Science director Oklahoma Mental Health Research Institute, Oklahoma Department Mental Health, 1988-1989. Consultant-liaison in geropsychiatry O'Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute, Oklahoma Medical Center, 1990-1991. Medical director emeritus Willow View Mental Health Center, Oklahoma City, 1985-1987.

      Professor psychiatry College Medicine University Oklahoma, 1957-1977, professor psychiatry and behavioral science College of Medicine and Graduate College, 1977-1981. Professor emeritus psychiatry and behavioral science University Oklahoma College Medicine, from 1981. Adjunct professor human ecology College Health, University Oklahoma, 1967-1981.

      Member committee on polar research NAS/National Research Council, 1970-1974. United States representative Working Group on Human Biology and Medicine XII Science Committee on Antarctic Research, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia, 1972. United States representative Working Group on Human Biology and Medicine XIII Science Committee on Antarctic Research, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 1974.

      Distinguished visiting scientist program in human biology Academy of Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow and Leningrad, 1972. Centennial Year visiting professor department psychological medicine University Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1975. Member Health Research Committee, Oklahoma Center for Science and Technology, 1986-1991, Oklahoma Alzheimer Research Advisory Council, 1990-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Works

    • Editor: Relating Environment to Mental Health and Illness: The Eco-psychiatric Data Base, 1979, Symposium on Man on the South Polar Plateau, 1970. Member editorial board Journal Clinical Psychology, 1970-1980. Contributor more than 100 articles to science publications.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Captain Medical Corps United States Army, 1952-1954. Fellow American Psychiatric Association (life), American College Psychiatrists (life). Member American Medical Association, Oklahoma County Medical Society, Oklahoma State Medical Association (life), Oklahoma Psychiatric Association (president 1968, chair ethics committee 1989-1991), Faculty House Club, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Erwina Bode Cornelison, December 20, 1986.
    • father: Ira L. Shurley
    • mother: Jewell L. (Choate) Shurley
    • spouse: Erwina Bode Cornelison
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    Born December 20, 1917
    Died February 24, 2004
    (aged 86)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      University Texas-Austin
    • 1942
      University Texas Medical Branch
    • 1943
      Intern, . Indiana U.-Indianapolis Medical Center
    • 1944 - 1947
      Rockefeller fellow, in neuropsychiatry department mental and nervous disease Institute for Mental Hygiene Pennsylvania Hospital
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1947 - 1951
      private practice, medicine specializing in psychiatry and psychoanalysis
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1951 - 1952
      private practice, medicine specializing in psychiatry and psychoanalysis
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1952 - 1954
      private practice, medicine specializing in psychiatry San Antonio
      Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      private practice, medicine specializing in psychiatry San Antonio
      Maryland, United States
    • 1955 - 1957
      acting chief laboratory adult psychiatric investigation
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1957 - 1962
      chief psychiatry service and mental hygiene clinic Veterans Administration Hospital
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1962 - 1978
      founder and director, behavioral science labs Veterans Administration Medical Center
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1962 - 1976
      senior, medical investigator in psychiatry
    • 1978 - 1990
      private practice, medicine specializing in psychiatry
    • 1985 - 1987
      medical director, emeritus Willow View Mental Health Center
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1988 - 1989
      science director, Oklahoma Mental Health Research Institute
    • 1990 - 1991
      consultant-liaison in geropsychiatry O'Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute
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