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Gertrude Belle Belle Elion

Gertrude ELION, American pharmacologist. Medal 1968; Medal, Hunter Cod; Award Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 1983. Board of Scientific Counselors, National Cancer Institute 1980-1984; Council, American Cancer Society 1983-1986; American Chemistry Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chemistry Society (London), American Society of Biological Chemists, American Association for Cancer Research etc.

Background

  • ELION, Gertrude was born on January 23, 1918 in New York, United States. Daughter of Robert Elion and Bertha Cohen.

  • Education

    • AB, Hunter College, 1937. Master of Science, New York University, 1941. Doctor of Science(honorary), Hunter College, 1989.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), New York University, 1989. Division of Medical Sciences(honorary), Brown University, 1969. Doctor of Science(honorary), University Michigan, 1983.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), North Carolina State University, 1989. Doctor of Science(honorary), Ohio State University, 1989. Doctor of Science(honorary), Polytechnic University, 1989.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1990. Doctor of Science(honorary), Russell Sage College, 1990. Doctor of Science(honorary), Duke University, 1991.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), MacMaster University, 1992. Doctor of Science(honorary), State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1992. Doctor of Science(honorary), George Washington University, 1969.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), Columbia University, 1992. Doctor of Science(honorary), Washington College, 1993. Doctor of Science(honorary), University South Florida, 1993.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), University Wisconsin, 1993. Doctor of Science(honorary), East Carolina University, 1993. Doctor of Science(honorary), Wake Forest University, 1994.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), Utah State University, 1994. Doctor of Medicine(honorary), University Chieti, Italy, 1995. Doctor of Humane Letters(honorary), Rochester Institute of Technology, 1996.

      Doctor of Science(honorary), Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1996. Doctor of Science(honorary), Albany College Pharmacy, 1996. Doctor of Science(honorary), Rensselaer Polytech.

      Institute, 1996; Doctor of Science(honorary), Harvard University, 1998.

    Career

    • Laboratory assistant biochemistry New York Hospital School Nursing, 1937. Research assistant in organic chemistry Denver Chemical Manufacturing Company, New York City, 1938—1939. Teacher chemistry and physics New York City secondary schools, 1940—1942.

      Food analyst Quaker Maid Company, Brooklyn, 1942—1943. Research assistant in organic synthesis Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1943—1944. Biochemist Wellcome Research Laboratories, Tuckahoe, New York, 1944—1950, senior research chemist, 1950—1955, assistant to associate research director, 1955—1962, assistant to the research director, 1963—1966, head experimental therapy, 1966—1983, science emeritus, from 1983.

      Adjunct professor pharmacology and experimental medicine Duke University, 1970, research professor pharmacology, from 1983. Adjunct professor pharmacology University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973. Chairman Gordon Conference on Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways, 1966.

      Member board science counselors National Cancer Institute, 1980—1984. Member council American Cancer Society, 1983—1986. Member National Cancer Advisory Board, 1984—1991.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Fellow: New York Academy of Sciences. Member: National Academy of Sciences (council 1994-1997), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Pharmaceutical Scientists, Society Toxicology, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Transplantation Society, American Society Hematology, American Association Cancer Research (board directors 1981, 1983, president 1983-1984, Cain award 1984), American Society Bio-chemical Molecular Biologists, Royal Society Chemistry, Institute of Medicine, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society, Royal Society (foreign member).

    Connections

    • father: Robert Elion
    • mother: Bertha (Cohen) Elion
    Gertrude Belle Elion
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    Born January 23, 1918
    Died February 21, 1999
    (aged 81)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Hunter College
    • 1941
      New York University
    • 1989
      Hunter College
    • 1989
      New York University
    • 1969
      Brown University
    • 1983
      University Michigan
    • 1989
      North Carolina State University
    • 1989
      Ohio State University
    • 1989
      Polytechnic University
    • 1990
      University North Carolina
    • 1990
      Russell Sage College
    • 1991
      Duke University
    • 1992
      MacMaster University
    • 1992
      State University of New York
    • 1969
      George Washington University
    • 1992
      Columbia University
    • 1993
      Washington College
    • 1993
      University South Florida
    • 1993
      University Wisconsin
    • 1993
      East Carolina University
    • 1994
      Wake Forest University
    • 1994
      Utah State University
    • 1995
      University Chieti
    • 1996
      Rochester Institute of Technology
    • 1996
      Philadelphia College Pharmacy
    • 1996
      Albany College Pharmacy
    • 1996
      Rensselaer Polytech. Institute
    • 1998
      Harvard University
    • 1937
      Laboratory assistant, biochemistry New York Hospital School Nursing
    • 1938 - 1939
      research assistant, in organic chemistry Denver Chemical Manufacturing Company
    • 1940 - 1942
      teacher, chemistry and physics New York City secondary schools
    • 1942 - 1943
      food analyst, Quaker Maid Company
      Brooklyn, New York, United States
    • 1943 - 1944
      research assistant, in organic synthesis Johnson & Johnson
      New Brunswick, Canada
    • 1944 - 1950
      biochemist, Wellcome Research Laboratories
      Tuckahoe, New York, United States
    • 1973
      adjunct professor, pharmacology University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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