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Lowell Robert Weitkamp

Lowell Robert Weitkamp, American genetics educator. Certified American Board Medical Genetics: Clinical Genetics and Bio-chemical Genetics. Recipient Research Career Development award National Institutes of Health, 1971-1976, Research Scientist Development award National Institute of Mental Health, 1976-1981, Clarke Institute award Clarke Institute Psychiatry, Toronto, Canada, 1981.


  • Weitkamp, Lowell Robert was born on June 13, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Alfred William and Thelma Irene (Marshall) Weitkamp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Reed College, 1958. Doctor of Medicine with honor, University Rochester, 1963. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1966.


    • Pre-doctoral fellow University Cambridge, England, 1960-1961. Intern University Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, 1963-1964. Fellow, research associate University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964-1969.

      Assistant professor anatomy (genetics) University Rochester, New York, 1969-1972, associate professor anatomy (genetics), 1972-1975, associate professor psychiatry (genetics), 1975-1978, professor pyschiatry (genetics), since 1978. Adjunct scientist genetics Southwest Foundation for biomedical Research, San Antonio, 1985-1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified American Board Medical Genetics: Clinical Genetics and Bio-chemical Genetics.


    • Member editorial board Human Immunology, since 1980. Associate editor Journal of Heredity, since 1987. Member editorial advisory board Animal Genetics, since 1986.

      Contributor articles to New England Journal Medicine, Annals of Human Genetics, Animal Genetics.


    Captain Medical corpus, United States army, 1968. Member American Society Human Genetics, International Society for Animal Genetics.


    • Married Margaret Rosemary Burrows, June 24, 1961 (divorced 1971). 1 child, Emma; married Sally Ann Guttormsen, June 30, 1973.
    • father: Alfred William Weitkamp
    • mother: Thelma Irene (Marshall) Weitkamp
    • spouses: Margaret Rosemary Burrows
    • Sally Ann Guttormsen
    • child: Emma Weitkamp
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    • 1958
      Reed College
    • 1963
      University Rochester
    • 1966
      University Michigan
    • 1960 - 1961
      Pre-doctoral fellow, University Cambridge
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1963 - 1964
      intern, University Wisconsin Hospitals
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1964 - 1969
      fellow, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1969
      research associate, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      assistant, professor anatomy (genetics) University Rochester
      New York, United States
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