Making Cancer History Voices Collection
James M. Bowen Interview 1
Dr. James M. Bowen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls. In 1961 he received a Ph.D. in microbiology from Oregon State University. He then spent one year as a postdoctoral research fellow at M. D. Anderson. He joined the M. D. Anderson faculty in 1964 as an assistant professor of virology and became a full professor less than a decade later. During his 12 years spent at M. D. Anderson, he coordinated one of the most extensive educational programs at any cancer center. In 1982 Dr. Bowen was named vice president for academic affairs. During this time he co-chaired the committee that wrote a Code of Ethics for M. D. Anderson. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in 1987 and as a Distinguished Alumni Fellow of Oregon State University in 1988. Following his retirement in 1994, Dr. Bowen continued to serve M. D. Anderson as a professor emeritus.
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Interview conducted between James M. Bowen and Louis J. Marchiafava on March 27, 2000 in Houston, Texas.
James M. Bowen Interview 1, March 27, 2000, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Oral history was edited by Jewelry Yep, HRC Intern, April 2011