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

Occupations:

  • Pharmacologists.
  • Public officials.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)