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Dean , educator , physician

Milan Vaclav Novak, American physician, educator, dean. Work on improved methods for safe storage and administration of blood and plasma, also work on antibiotics.


Novak, Milan Vaclav was born on December 24, 1907 in Cobb, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Philip and Barbara (Vavrina) Novak.


Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, 1929;Doctor of Science, Macalester College, 1947;Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1930;Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1932;Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1936;Bachelor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1938;Doctor of Medicine, University Minnesota, 1938.


Assistant professor bacteriology, U. Tennessee, 1932-1933;pharmacology research fellow, University of Minnesota, 1933-1934;part-time instructor bacteriology, University of Minnesota, 1934-1938;chief bacteriologist, director blood bank, University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1938-1940;instructor in medical bacteriology, University of Minnesota Hospitals, 1938-1940;associate professor bacteriology public health, University of Illinois, 1940-1943;professor, head department bacteriology public health, University of Illinois, 1943-1964;associate dean Graduate College, University of Illinois, 1950-1968;acting dean, University of Illinois, 1968-1969;director Blood Bank, University of Illinois, 1942-1954;associate internal medicine, U. Arizona College Medicine, 1970-1992;coordinator, Arizona Regional Medical Program in Pulmonary Diseases, 1970-1992. Director State Bank of Lombard, Illinois. President Tuberculosis Institute Chicago and Cook County, 1960, Midwest Conference Graduate Study, 1960.

Graduate division Land Grant Colleges State Universities, 1965.


  • Work on improved methods for safe storage and administration of blood and plasma, also work on antibiotics.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Bacteriology Laboratory Directions for Students of the Medical Scis. Editor: National Official Handbook for Speedskating, 1960-1979.


Board directors American Lung Association, 1956-1970, Arizona Lung Association, from 1970. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Thoracic Society, American Medical Association, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society of America Bacteriologists, Macalester College Allumni Association (director 1960-1965), Phi Beta Pi, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Xi.


Married Dorothy Flint, July 28, 1934. Children: Mary Dayle, John Lotus, Raymond William.

Philip Novak

Barbara (Vavrina) Novak

Dorothy Flint

Mary Dayle Novak

John Lotus Novak

Raymond William Novak