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1960 - 2nd Dean appointed

With the retirement of Wilburt C. Davison, Dr. Barnes Woodhall is appointed Dean of the Medical Center on 1 July.

1962 - Expansion

Gerontology Building and the Diagnostic and Treatment Center opened (Busse Building).

1963 - New building opens

Clinical Research Building opened (Stead Building).

1963 - Hyperbaric chamber

Hyperbaric Chamber opened.

1963 - Minority students admitted

First African-American student admitted to Duke University School of Medicine.

1964 - 3rd Dean appointed

With the retirement of Barnes Woodhall, Dr. William G. Anlyan becomes Dean of Duke University Medical Center and School of Medicine on 1 July.

1965 - Physician Assistant program

Duke establishes the nation's first Physician Assistant Program.

1966 - New curriculum

The New Medical School Curriculum gives students greater freedom to choose their course materials.

1966 - MSTP established

The Duke Medical Scientist Training Program, a joint degree program leading to both the MD and the PhD degrees, is founded. It is one of the first three in the nation.

1966 - Project MED-AID begins

Duke becomes the first medical center in the world to offer a radio consultative program to isolated doctors in other countries. The radio program, Project MED-AID (shortened for Medical Assistance for Isolated Doctors), met critical needs of physicians in developing countries.

1966 - Building expansion

New Hospital Entrance, the Woodhall Building, opened.

1968 - Research building opens

The Nanaline Duke Research Building opened.

1968 - Enzyme discovered

Dr. Irwin Fridovich and graduate student Joe McCord discover the enzyme which protects all living things against the toxicity of oxygen.

1969 - 1,000-foot dive

In its hyperbaric chamber, Duke conducts the first recorded studies of humans' ability to function and work at pressures equal to a 1,000-foot deep-sea dive.