Fonds F0066 - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine fonds.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine fonds.


  • 1974-1998 (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records. -- 2 cm of graphic material

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The Division of Pathology was formed in 1970 in the Faculty of Medicine. The Division became a department in 1981, and in 1998 its name was changed to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. In 2014, the Faculty of Medicine was renamed Cumming School of Medicine.

The Department is affiliated with Calgary Laboratory Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alberta Health Services-Calgary, and comprises the medical and scientific staff for Calgary Laboratory Services. Medical/scientific staff are located at all acute-care hospital sites, at the Calgary Laboratory Services Diagnostic and Scientific Centre, and at the University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre.

Heads of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine:
R. Lannigan, 1970-1978; E.J.K. Penikett, 1978-1979 (Acting Head); R. Lannigan, 1979-1981; N.B. Rewcastle, 1981-1991; H. Benediktsson, 1992-2005; J.R. Wright Jr., 2006-2014; H. Benediktsson (Interim Head), 2015-.

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Fonds consists of departmental correspondence, self study documents, internal reviews, Liaison Committee on Medical Education minutes, records relating to the intercalated year in Pathology, annual reports, and photographs of staff members. Fonds includes a series for Annual Reports.

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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