Scope and Contents
The collection consists of files created by Myron Genel in the course of his work with national and international organizations and United States government committees. Topics of his work include public health policies for pediatric medicine, fetal tissue research, gender identification in athletics, genetic screening, organ donation, and graduate medical education. Materials also include correspondence and presentations.
Materials in the collection document Dr. Genel's work with the American Medical Association Section on Graduate Medical Education and AMA Council on Scientific Affairs; Connecticut Stem Cell Coalition; Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE); Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections; Institute of Medicine (IOM) Clinical Research Roundtable; International Olympic Committee (IOC); National Institute of Health (NIH); and the Pediatric Public Policy Council (PPC).
- 1974 - 2016
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Myron Genel, 2017, 2020.
The collection is unprocessed. Materials are in the order they were received.
39 Linear Feet (26 boxes)
Language of Materials
Myron Genel, M.D. is a professor emeritus of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. During his career at Yale, he was chief of the section of pediatric endocrinology, program director of the Children's Clinical Research Center, and Associate Dean, Government and Community Affairs. The collection documents Dr. Genel's work with organizations and government committees on a variety of topics including public health policies for pediatric medicine, fetal tissue research, gender identification in athletics, genetic screening, organ donation, and graduate medical education. Materials also include correspondence and presentations.
Biographical / Historical
Myron Genel, M.D. joined the Yale Medical School faculty in September 1971. He was Associate Dean of Government and Community Affairs at the Yale School of Medicine from 1985-2004. Previously he was chief of the pediatric endocrinology section and program director of the Children's Clinical Research Center. Dr. Genel's areas of professional interest include biomedical research, clinical endocrinology, and public policy. He was a member of the National Children's Study Federal Advisory Committee from 2005-2008, the HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) from 2006-2009, and a charter member of the National Institute of Medicine's Clinical Research Roundtable, which met from 2000-2004. In 2005 he helped found the Connecticut Stem Cell Coalition and began serving on Connecticut's Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee. Dr. Genel has also been a consultant to the International Olympic Committee's Medical Commission on issues relating to gender identity in elite athletic competition.
Dr. Genel was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) in 1992, has been a member of its executive council since 2000, and was the Academy's president from 2008-2010. He began directing the public affairs activities of three major pediatric academic and research societies in 1984: the American Pediatric Society (APS), the Association of American Medical School Department Chairs, and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). Dr. Genel was a member of the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs for seven years, serving as its chair in l999-2000, and of the governing council of the AMA Section on Medical Schools for ten years, serving as the section's chair from 2003-2004. He is a Distinguished Service member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and was chair of the AAMC's Council of Academic Societies in 1990-91. Dr. Genel was awarded the Abraham Jacobi Memorial Award from the AMA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 1999, the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Pediatric Research in 2003, the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award from the Federation of Pediatric Organizations in 2004, and the President's Award for Distinguished Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010.
Materials documenting Myron Genel's work as Associate Dean of the Yale School of Medicine have been transferred to Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
- American Medical Association
- Clinical medicine -- Research
- Connecticut Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee
- Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
- Embryonic stem cells -- Research
- Gender identity
- International Olympic Committee
- Medical education -- United States
- Medical policy -- United States
- Medicine -- Research
- National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
- Pediatric Academic Societies
- Public health -- United States
- Public health advisory groups
- Myron Genel Papers
- Katherine Isham
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard