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Jane Cooke Wright

Jane Cooke Wright, American oncologist, educator, consultant. Achievements include American Association for Cancer Research and American Association for Cancer Research minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) council has selected to name a lectureship in my honour.

Background

  • Wright, Jane Cooke was born on November 30, 1919 in New York City. Daughter of Louis T. and Corinne (Cooke) Wright.

  • Education

    • AB, Smith College, 1942. Doctor of Medicine with honors, New York Medical College, 1945. Doctor in Medical Sciences, Women's Medical College Pennsylvania, 1965.

      Doctor of Science, Denison University, 1971.

    Career

    • Intern Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1945-1946, resident, 1946, member staff, 1955-1967. Resident Harlem Hospital, 1947, chief resident, 1948. Clinical Cancer Research Foundation, Harlem Hospital, 1949-1952.

      Director, 1952-1955; member staff Harlem Hospital, 1949-1955. Practice medicine specializing in clinical cancer chemotherapy New York City. Member faculty department surgery Medical Center, New York University, 1955-1967, adjunct associate professor, 1961-1967, also director cancer chemotherapy services research, 1955-1967.

      Professor surgery New York Medical College, New York City, 1967-1987, professor surgery emeritus, since 1987, associate dean, 1967-1975. Member staff Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital, 1955-1967, Midtown, Metropolitan, Bird S. Color, Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospitals, all New York City, 1967-1979, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, 1971-1987, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, 1979-1987. Consultant Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1962—1994, Boulevard Hospital, since 1963, St. Luke's Hospital, Newburgh, New York, since 1964.

      Pelvic malignancy review committee New York Gynecological Society, 1965—1966, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, since 1966, Department Health, Education and Welfare, 1968—1970, Wyckoff Heights Hospital, New York City, since 1969, National Institutes of Health, since 1971, others. Advisory board Skin Cancer Foundation.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include American Association for Cancer Research and American Association for Cancer Research minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) council has selected to name a lectureship in my honour.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Manhattan council State Commission Human Rights, since 1949, President's Commission Heart Disease, Cancer and Stroke, 1964-1965, National Advisory Cancer Council National Institutes of Health, 1966-1970, New York State Women's Council, 1970-1972. Board directors Medico-Cooperative American Relief Everywhere, Health Services Improvement Fund Inc. Trustee Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1970-1980.

    Fellow New York Academy Medicine. Member National Medical Association (edition board journals), Manhattan Central Medical Society, New York County Medical Society (nominating committee), American Medical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association Cancer Research (director Research Salute 1971-1974, Appreciation award for 50 Yr.of service, 2004, established Jane Cooke Wright lectureship 2006), New York Academy of Sciences, New York Cancer Society, International Medical and Research Foundation (vice president), American Cancer Society (director division), New York Cancer Society (president 1970-1971), American Society Clinical Oncology (secretary treasurer 1964-1967, Special Appreciation award as a founding member 2004), Contin Society, Sigma Xi, Lambda Kappa Mu, Alpha Omega Alpha. Clubs: The 400 (New York Medical College).

    Connections

    • Married David D. Jones.
    • father: Louis T. Wright
    • mother: Corinne (Cooke) Wright
    • spouse: David D. Jones.
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