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Maria Patterson papers

Identifier: UA-17.393

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the faculty papers of Maria Patterson are comprised of curriculum materials for the Medical Microbiology and Immunology course taught at Michigan State University. Other materials include curriculum materials, plans, minutes and a draft COM directory.


  • Creation: 1973 - 1981

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Maria J. Patterson received her B.S. M.T. (ASCP) in 1966 from the College of St. Francis. In 1970, she received her Ph.D. in virology from Northwestern University Medical School and then spent 1971-72 at the University of Washington as a Postdoctoral Trainee. She joined the faculty of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972 in pediatrics and microbiology and molecular genetics, and specialized in the treatment of infectious diseases.

In 1984, Patterson attained her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine followed by a Pediatric Residency for Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals for 1984-1987 and an Infectious Disease Fellowship for 1985-1986 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Maria Patterson is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Microbiology and Pediatrics at Michigan State University.

In 2008, Patterson was recognized at Michigan’s 14th Annual STD & HIV Conference and was given the lifetime achievement award for her work.


0.7 Cubic Feet (17 folders)

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Maria Patterson Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Busch
September 2016
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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