In 2012, Dr. Robert Blizzard graciously agreed to sit with Dr. Mark Parker and record interviews for the History Committee of the Pediatric Endocrine Society. These include career stories, personal anecdotes, as well as reminiscences of friends and colleagues.
Dr. Blizzard discusses his early career – Audio is complete; video missing first part of residency discussion.
Dr. Blizzard discusses his early work in autoimmunity, mentioning his NIH grant proposing a study to prove his theory that Type 1 diabetes is autoimmune (turned down).
CJD Crisis Early 1980s
Dr. Blizzard discusses the CJD crisis in the early 1980s and his personal involvement.
National Pituitary Agency, Early Work
Dr. Blizzard discusses the creation of the NPA, pituitary collection, processing, and remembers key individuals.