Kelsey, Frances Oldham, 1914-

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1914-06-24

Biographical notes:

Pharmacologist and government official. Born Frances Kathleen Oldham in Cobbs Hill, Vancouver, Canada. Naturalized U.S. citizen, 1956. Married F. E. Kelsey, 1943.

From the description of Frances Oldham Kelsey papers, 1913-1998 (bulk 1960-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984042

Biographical Note

  • 1914, July 24: Born, Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1934: B.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1935: M.Sc., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1938: Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1938 - 1950 : Instructor and assistant professor of pharmacology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1943: Married Fremont Ellis Kelsey
  • 1950: M.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1950 - 1952 : Editorial associate, American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1953 - 1954 : Intern, Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.
  • 1954 - 1957 : Associate professor of pharmacology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.
  • 1956: Became United States citizen
  • 1957 - 1960 : General practitioner, Vermillion, S.D.
  • 1960: Published with F. E. Kelsey and E. M. K. Geiling Essentials of Pharmacology. Philadelphia: Lippincott
  • 1960 - 1963 : Medical officer, Bureau of Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1962: Recipient, President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service for refusal to approve commercial distribution of thalidomide in the United States
  • 1963 - 1966 : Medical officer, Investigational Drug Branch, Division of New Drugs, Bureau of Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1966 - 1967 : Director, Division of Oncology and Radiopharmaceutical Drug Products, Office of New Drugs, Bureau of Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1967 - 1968 : Assistant to the director for Scientific Investigations, Bureau of Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1968 - 1971 : Director, Division of Scientific Investigations, Office of Medical Support, Bureau of Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1971 - 1977 : Director, Scientific Investigations Staff, Office of Scientific Evaluation, Bureau of Drugs, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1977 - 1982 : Director, Division of Scientific Investigations, Office of Scientific Evaluation, Bureau of Drugs, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1982 - 1987 : Director, Division of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drugs and Biologics, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1987 - 1995 : Director, Division of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 1995 - : Deputy for Scientific and Medical Affairs, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • 2005: Retired from United States Food and Drug Administration

From the guide to the Frances Oldham Kelsey Papers, 1913-1998, (bulk 1960-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical policy--United States
  • Medicine, Eclectic
  • Thalidomide
  • Civil service--Awards--United States
  • Drugs--Testing
  • Drugs--Law and legislation--United States
  • Drugs--Law and legislation
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Civil service--Awards
  • Drugs--Testing--United States
  • Quacks and quackery

Occupations:

  • Pharmacologists
  • Public officials

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)