Oral Histories

Killam, Keith F. and Eva Killam

Biographical Sketch:

In 1953, Eva King moved to the UCLA Medical School, and in 1954, she received the John J. Abel Award for outstanding research in neuropsychopharmacology, the first woman to receive this prestigious ASPET award. After marrying Keith Killam, the couple moved to Stanford University in 1959 where Eva worked as a research associate while Keith joined the faculty of the School of Medicine as an associate professor of pharmacology. The Killams moved to the University of California at Davis in 1968 where Keith founded the Department of Pharmacology, and Eva joined the faculty first as a professor of physiology, and in 1972, as a professor in the Department of Pharmacology. Eva not only served as ASPET President, but was also President of the Western Pharmacology Society and President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She was well known to all pharmacologists as she served as the editor-in-chief for the
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from 1978-1991.

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Interview History:

Dates: Dec-94
Interviewer: Killam



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