Charles Rawlinson 'Rollo' Park (b.1916) biographical file
Biographical file includes memoirs from Agnes Bevan Park, newspaper clippings, photographs ,academic journal articles, CV, and other biographical information.
- 1921 - 1980
Notes about Access to this Collection
All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. Charles R. Park received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1941. Park was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1952. His laboratory was prominently known for its studies of hormonal control of carbohydrate metabolism. Park demonstrated in 1955 that insulin acts by promoting the transport of glucose across the cell membrane in the isolated diaphragm muscle of the rat. The excellence of the Park laboratory was largely responsible for the selection of Vanderbilt University for establishment of the first USPHS Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center in 1973.
0.1 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
- Charles Rawlinson 'Rollo' Park (b.1916) biographical file
- Processed by EBL Special Collections Staff
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is inEnglish.
Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository
Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232