Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project: Interview with Paula Clayton, M.D.
Description Dr. Clayton, the chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota between 1980-1999, brought a number of "firsts" to that role. She was the first woman department chair at the University of Minnesota medical school, and the first woman chair of psychiatry in the United States. Later, she became the first woman chief of medical staff at Minnesota and in the country. Dr. Clayton - born, raised, and trained in St. Louis - describes her training at Washington University and her tenure as chair at Minnesota. During that time she changed the focus of the department, and implemented a number of initiatives that she describes, leaving a much stronger department than she found at the outset of her tenure. She also describes her current role as medical director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Quantity 9 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Cline, Dr. David
Interviewee: Clayton, Dr. Paula J.
Dates Creation: 10/29/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 124
Accession Number AV2011.14.4
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Psychiatry in the Mid-to-Late Twentieth Century Oral History Project'

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