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Name Chanock, Robert M.
No Archives 0
No Objects 5
No Photos 21
Birthplace Chicago, IL
Born July 8, 1924
Deceased July 30, 2010
Titles & honors Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Clinical Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Joseph E. Smadel Medal, Infectious Disease Society
E.Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics
Gorgas Medal, Association of Military Surgeons
U.S. Public Health Service Distinguished Service Medal
Education University of Chicago, B.S., 1945
University of Chicago School of Medicine, 1947

Associated Records

Image of 02.0021.001 - Microscope, Electron

02.0021.001 - Microscope, Electron

02.0021.001.01 - hose 02.0021.001.02 - battery and light 02.0021.001.03 - part 02.0021.001.04 - Ernest F. Fullam Inc. Diffraction Grating Replica 10021 02.0021.001.05 - Ernest F. Fullam Inc. Resolution Standard for Transmission Electron Microscope 10091 02.0021.001.06 - Ernest F. Fullam Inc. Resolution Standard for Transmission Electron Microscope 10091 02.0021.001.07 - Ernest F. Fullam Inc. Image Checker 1007 02.0021.001.08-22 Siemens Filaments 02.0021.001.23-24 Empty plastic filament canisters 02.0021.001.25 - stryofoam box .26 Nicht Offnen fuse set box .27-43 filament replacments (inside .26) .44 Filament box .45-63 Filament replacement (inside .44) .64 Styrofoam case w

Image of 02.0021.002 - Slide, Lantern

02.0021.002 - Slide, Lantern

02.0021.002.01 - CARD: RS VIRUS (JV outbreak) Drs. Bell and Chanock each have a set 02.0021.002.02 - Incidence of Pneumonia & Serologic Evidence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RS) Infection in Infirmary and Cottage Populations 02.0021.002.03 - Onsets of Pneumonia in Study Group, April -May, 1960 02.0021.002.04 - Age in Relation to Illness During Outbreak Period, April 24, 1960-May 21, 1960 02.0021.002.05 - Respiratory Syncitial (RS) Virus Isolations and Onset of Febrile Pneumonia at Junior Village 02.0021.002.06 - Febrile Illness Experience of 14 Children in Infirmary with RS Virus Isolations at Time of Initial Isolation as Compared with that of the Same Children Immediately Before an

Image of 02.0021.004 - Card, Punch

02.0021.004 - Card, Punch

02.0021.004.01 - McBee punch card selector 02.0021.004.02 - punch card selector 02.0021.004.03 - McBee punch card punchers 02.0021.004.04 - McBee punch card punchers 02.0021.004.05 - .79 punch card (Dose, H, P, Int, Dur., R) 02.0021.004.80 - .170 punch card, large 02.0021.004.171 - punch card box .01 Stainless steel rod set into handle with "McBee, patent pending" stamped in. Top of the handles has lever with red plastic tumb holder; ones pushes on the lever to release the rod. .02 Long stainless steel rod. Handle is green plastic with metal screw to turn to loosen rod. Rod can be put in one of four holes. .03-4 Stainless steel. Spring between wide handles. When hand

02.0021.005 - Slide, Lantern

.01-.100 Lantern slides (first nine described below) .101 Wood case Lantern slides depict results of various epidemiological studies, particularly in children, of influenza vaccine studies. .01 Influenza--Vaccine Reactions (published paper): table 1, Bell, Vacc. Products, 3/61: Influenza Vaccine Products Administered 1951-1955 .02 Influenza--Vaccine Reactions (published paper): Reaction, fig. 1, Bell, 3/61,: Frequence of Respiratory & NonRespiratory Systemic Manifestations Following Influenza Vaccination by Occurrence of Fever According to Age and Vaccine Product (9755 persons observed) .03 Influenza--Vaccine Reactions (published paper): Reactions, 9/60 fig. 2, Bell, 3/6

Image of 89.0001.295 - Reader, Assay

89.0001.295 - Reader, Assay

.01: Aluminum tray with center cut out. Holds clear plastic microtiter plate labeled A-H and 1-12. Written in marker "Hard". Scratched on it "Yolken Cooke." .02: Rectangular metal case with blue enamel top and sides. Back has electric cord, switch, fuse. Front is stainless steel with readout display on right "Analog Devices" with analog in/out plugs under it. Power switch and light on left with sensor connector and zero dial in middle. Has "NIH Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation Branch" sticker on front, tape with ‘For Service call Jim Gruber, SMS, 496-4131." .03: Stainless steel base with stickers on front, grid lines etched into top. Base is platform open to bottom.

Image of Faces of NIH - Robert and Beth Osgood Chanock

Faces of NIH - Robert and Beth Osgood Chanock

Dr. Robert Chanock and Beth Osgood Chanock. Dr. Chanock received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1947 and worked with Dr. Albert Sabin from 1950 to 1952 and from 1954 to 1956. Dr. Chanock joined the U.S. Public Health Service and came to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in July 1957. In 1959 he became chief of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chanock 's research focused on adenoviruses, parainfluenza viruses, primary atypical pneumonia, the Norwalk viruses, and respiratory syncytial viruses. Dr. Chanock was chief of NIAID's Laboratory of Infectious Dis

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Albert Sabin and Robert Chanock at Alexis LeShein's Chateau in Burgundy, France

Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Albert Sabin and Robert Chanock at Alexis LeShein's Chateau in Burgundy, France

Photograph of Drs. Albert Sabin, Alexis LeSheinand Robert Chanock at one of LeShein’s chateaus in Burgundy, France. Alexis LeShein was an authority on French wines and had written the Encyclopedia of French Wines. Dr. Albert Sabin developed a vaccine against dengue fever during World War II and then developed an oral polio vaccine during the 1950s. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Dr. Chanock initially worked for Dr. Sabin. In 1957 he joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. In 1959 Dr. Chanock became head of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 he suceeded Dr. Robert Huebner as chief o

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - American and Soviet virologists outside the Soviet Poliomyelitis Institute

Office of History Photograph Collection - American and Soviet virologists outside the Soviet Poliomyelitis Institute

Group of American and Soviet virologists in Nukava, Russia taken during a visit by a group of 6 American virologists to the USSR. The group of American scientists included Dr. Albert Sabin, Dr. Robert Huebner, Dr. Robert Chanock, Dr. Bill Hammon, Dr. Ed Lynette, and Dr. Fred Davenport. The Soviet scientists included Dr. Mikhail Petrovich Chumakov who is seated next to Dr. Huebner. Dr. Chumakov was the director of the Poliomyelitis Institute. Bella Kaplan, who was Dr. Chumakov’s aide, is seated on Dr. Huebner’s other side.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Robert Chanock and Robert Huebner at NIAID laboratory

Office of History Photograph Collection - Robert Chanock and Robert Huebner at NIAID laboratory

Drs. Robert Chanock and Robert Huebner in NIAID’s Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chanock is seated at a microscope with a double ring of test tubes towards the back of the table with his laboratory notebook to his left. Dr. Huebner is seated in front of the lab notebook and turned toward Dr. Chanock. Taken in the mid 1960s during the time Dr. Huebner was the chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Disease, and Dr. Chanock was working under him as head of the Laboratory’s Respiratory Virus Section.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock, Sabin, Davis, and Huebner at the Hungarian Embassy

Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock, Sabin, Davis, and Huebner at the Hungarian Embassy

Drs. Robert Chanock, Dorland Davis, Albert Sabin, and Robert Huebner at a reception at the Hungarian embassy in 1966. The reception was in honor of Dr. Sabin who was being inducted into the Hungarian Academy of Science after Hungary had conducted a mass immunization which had eradicated poliomyelitis. At this time Dr. Sabin was associated with the University of Cincinnati while the other three scientists were all working for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Dorland was the director of NIAID, and from 1954 to 1956 he had been head of its Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Huebner had succeeded him in this post in 1956, and was himself succeeded by Dr. Chan

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock at the Leningrad Institute of Military Medicine

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock at the Leningrad Institute of Military Medicine

Dr. Robert Chanock, his colleagues, and their Soviet hosts during a 1990 visit by the National Academy of Sciences, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, Subcommittee on Biologic Weapons to the Leningrad Institute of Military Medicine. Purpose of visit was to discuss biological arms control with the Soviet Union and determine what biological weapons were held by the USSR. Images included are Dr. Chanock, Alex Shelikov, Josh Lederberg, John Steinbruner, the general who was in charge of the Institute, and others within the conference room. Other images show the group outside the front entrance to the embassy.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock and Congressman Paul Rogers

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock and Congressman Paul Rogers

Dr. Chanock and his colleagues Dr. Brian Murphy and Sandy Nusinoff. In the photograph is Congressman Paul Rogers and one of his constituents, Lee Chalab. Dr. Chanock had been invited to testify before Congressman Roger’s subcommittee on health and the environment about influenza virus research findings. Dr. Murphy was one of Dr. Chanock’s researchers and Sandy Nusinoff had been assigned as his technician.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert Chanock in the U.S. Public Health Service uniform

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert Chanock in the U.S. Public Health Service uniform

Dr. Robert Chanock in U.S. Public Health Service uniform. The two images display Dr. Chanock in 1970 in his winter uniform while the second image is in dress whites in 1988. Dr. Chanock was an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service’s Commissioned Corps for 31 years. He joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1957 and was assigned to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. In 1959 he became chief of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chanock has conducted research on adenoviruses, parainfluenza viruses, primary atypical pneumonia, the Norwalk viruses, and respiratory syn

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Robert M. Chanock at the R. E. Dyer Lecture

Office of History Photograph Collection - Robert M. Chanock at the R. E. Dyer Lecture

Dr. Robert Chanock together with Drs. John Seal and DeWitt Stetten on the occasion of the May 31, 1978 R.E. Dyer Lecture. The title of Dr. Chanock’s lecture was "Influenza Virus: Recent Insights and Prospects for Effective Control." Dr. Chanock is shown holding a lectureship award certificate, flanked by Drs. Seal and Stetten and the other image shows Dr. Chanock talking to Dr. Stetten. Dr. Chanock was chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Stetten was a deputy director at NIH, and Dr. Seal was the intramural director of NIAID. Dr. Chanock joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1957 was assigned to the National In

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock and Purcell

Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock and Purcell

Drs. Robert Chanock and Robert Purcell in the laboratory. Dr. Chanock is wearing a lab coat and holding a booklet open as he consults with Dr. Purcell who is holding a container partially filled with test tubes. At the time this photo was taken, Dr. Chanock was the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Viral Respiratory Section while Dr. Purcell was with NIAID’s Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chanock subsequently became head of NIAID’s Laboratory of Infectious Diseases while Dr. Purcell became head of that laboratory's Viral Hepatitis Section and discovered and identified Hepatitis A, C, D, and E.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock, Purcell, and Hirsch at NIAID

Office of History Photograph Collection - Drs. Chanock, Purcell, and Hirsch at NIAID

Drs. Vanessa Hirsch, Robert Chanock, and Robert Purcell. Dr. Hirsch was an investigator for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Diseases from 1988 to 1996. She subsequently became head of NIAID’s Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology. Dr. Chanock was the head of NIAID’s Laboratory of Infectious Diseases while Dr. Purcell was the head of NIAID’s Viral Hepatitis Section.

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Albert Sabin’s 80th birthday celebration

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Albert Sabin’s 80th birthday celebration

Four photographs of Dr. Albert Sabin’s 80th birthday celebration. The event was held in the National Institutes of Health Lister Hill Center with a dinner at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sabin was presented with a Steuben glass model of the polio virus. Photographs include Dr. Robert Chanock making a short speech with Dr. Sabin and Dr. Anthony Faucci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, behind him. Dr. Sabin with Dr. Chanock and his wife, Beth and son and daughter with Drs. Frank Fenner and Chanock in the background. Dr. Albert Sabin developed a vaccine against dengue fever during World War II and then developed an oral polio vaccine during t

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock receives Bristol Myers Squibbs Award

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Chanock receives Bristol Myers Squibbs Award

Dr. Robert Chanock with his wife Beth, son Stephen, daughter-in-law Lizette, and grandchildren Chris, Alexander, Nick, and Sabrina on the occasion of his receiving the Bristol Myers Distinguished Achievement Award. Dr. Chanock received the award for research on infectious diseases. Robert M. Chanock received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1947 and worked with Dr. Albert Sabin from 1950 to 1952 and then again from 1954 to 1956. Chanock joined the U.S. Public Health Service and came to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in July 1957. In 1959 he became chief of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 chief of the Labo

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert M. Chanock

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert M. Chanock

Dr. Robert M. Chanock photographs taken for the 1994 article in the NIH Record regarding Dr. Chanock’s receiving the Bristol-Myers Squibb distinguished achievement award. The remainder depict Dr. Chanock in his laboratory coat and a casual outside photograph. Dr. Chanock received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1947 and worked with Dr. Albert Sabin from 1950 to 1952 and then again from 1954 to 1956. Dr. Chanock joined the U.S. Public Health Service and came to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in July 1957. In 1959 he became chief of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Dise

Image of Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert M. Chanock

Office of History Photograph Collection - Dr. Robert M. Chanock

Dr. Robert Chanock when he was appointed as chief of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in 1968. Dr. Chanock received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1947 and worked with Dr. Albert Sabin from 1950 to 1952 and then again from 1954 to 1956. Dr. Chanock joined the U.S. Public Health Service and came to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases in July 1957. In 1959 he became chief of NIAID’s Respiratory Virus Section and in 1968 chief of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chanock has conducted research on adenoviruses, parainfluenza viruses, primary atypical pneumon