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Bullitt Club Shorts

September 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

12 Noon-1:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Library, Room 527

**Sandwiches provided**

For our first lecture of the semester, the Bullitt Club has invited two speakers to give short presentations on different topics.

Act I:  Willem Kolff: Physician, Humanitarian, Visionary (Speaker: Rebecca Jones, AGNP-C)

Willem Kolff is considered by many to be the father of artificial organs. But it was the development of the artificial kidney while an internist at the hospital De Engelenbergstichting in Kampen, the Netherlands, in the midst of World War II for which he is best remembered.  This lecture highlights Kolff’s journey of innovation and sacrifice in his quest for saving lives of those with otherwise fatal kidney failure.

Rebecca Jones is an advanced practice provider for the UNC Heart Failure Service. She received a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from North Carolina State University, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a master’s degree in nursing from Duke University. She previously delivered a version of this talk at the 2018 American Osler Society Annual Meeting.

Act II: The Impact of the French University System on Medical Education (Speaker: Susan Jones)


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses contains thousands of titles covering numerous medical topics. Beyond the collection’s content is the history that surrounds the collection itself, with each university, city, or country having its own unique story to tell. In France, medical education and the universities were directly tied to the country’s political atmosphere. The French University System experienced multiple changes during the time of the French Revolution, Napoleon, and throughout the 19th century. Political tension, inadequate funding, and rivalries between the different medical faculties are examples of the challenges that grew out of these changes, which directly affected the development and evolution of medical education.

Susan Jones is a Special Collections Library Technician for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in library and information studies from UNC Greensboro. Jones has worked for the libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2001, and played a major role in processing UNC’s New York Academy of Medicine Collection of International Medical Theses.

About the Bullitt History of Medicine Club:


The Bullitt History of Medicine Club is a student organization within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine. The club promotes the understanding and appreciation of the historical foundations upon which current medical knowledge and practice is constructed, by encouraging social and intellectual exchanges between faculty members, medical students, and members of the community. The club’s annual McLendon-Thomas Awardrecognizes the best unpublished essay on an historical topic in the health sciences written by a UNC-Chapel Hill student. Please visit the Bullitt History of Medicine Club website for more information.


September 18, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Health Sciences Library, Room 527
UNC School of Medicine, 335 S Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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(919) 962-0800