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Department Chairs--The Early Years

Biographical and bibliographical information on the university's department chairs from the historical past.

David D. Ulmer, MD, Founding Chair, Deparment of Medicine, 1976-1989

Dr. Ulmer graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in 1954.

The same year that he became Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School, Dr. Ulmer began serving on the planning committee that eventually brought to fruition the joint Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program.

Dr. Ulmer was with the school for 13 years, whereupon he moved to Arizona in 1989.

 

Bibliography


1: Ulmer DD. Some international efforts of medical schools to improve health care
systems. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 1995 Jun;9(2):425-31. PubMed PMID: 7673678.


2: Dhawan VK, Ulmer DD, Nachum R, Rao B, See RC. Campylobacter jejuni
septicemia--epidemiology, clinical features and outcome. West J Med. 1986
Mar;144(3):324-8. PubMed PMID: 3962297; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1306608.


3: Ulmer DD. Societal influences on health and life-styles. West J Med. 1984
Dec;141(6):793-8. PubMed PMID: 6523860; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1011213.


4: Dhawan VK, Thadepalli H, Ulmer DD, Akhtar A. Polymicrobial septicemia after
liver biopsy. West J Med. 1983 Sep;139(3):376-8. PubMed PMID: 6356611; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC1021534.


5: Ulmer DD. Nutrition in geriatric medicine. West J Med. 1982 May;136(5):453.
PubMed PMID: 18749118; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1273823.


6: Ulmer DD. Trace elements. N Engl J Med. 1977 Aug 11;297(6):318-21. PubMed
PMID: 876314.


7: Ulmer DD. Editorial: Toxicity from aluminum antacids. N Engl J Med. 1976 Jan
22;294(4):218-9. PubMed PMID: 1244535.


8: Brown EM, Ulmer DD, Vallee BL. Hydrogen-tritium exchange of partially and
fully reconstituted zinc and cobalt alkaline phosphatase of Escherichia coli.
Biochemistry. 1974 Dec 17;13(26):5328-34. PubMed PMID: 4611482.


9: Bodlaender P, Ulmer DD, Vallee BL. Automated determination of
delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity in human erythrocytes. Anal
Biochem. 1974 Apr;58(2):500-10. PubMed PMID: 4208013.


10: Franklin B, Ulmer DD. Human infection with vibrio fetus. West J Med. 1974
Mar;120(3):200-4. PubMed PMID: 4816399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1129385.


11: Ulmer DD. Metals--from privation to pollution. Fed Proc. 1973
Jul;32(7):1758-62. PubMed PMID: 4718893.


12: Ulmer DD, Holmquist B, Vallee BL. Magnetic circular dichroism of non-heme
iron proteins. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1973 Apr 16;51(4):1054-61. PubMed
PMID: 4703552.


13: Vallee BL, Ulmer DD. Biochemical effects of mercury, cadmium, and lead. Annu
Rev Biochem. 1972;41(10):91-128. Review. PubMed PMID: 4570963.


14: Ulmer DD. Effect of metal binding on the hydrogen-tritium exchange of
conalbumin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1969 May;181(1):305-10. PubMed PMID: 5815582.


15: Ulmer DD, Kägi JH. Hydrogen-deuterium exchange of cytochrome c. I. Effect of
oxidation state. Biochemistry. 1968 Aug;7(8):2710-7. PubMed PMID: 5691140.


16: Kägi JH, Ulmer DD. Hydrogen-deuterium exchange of cytochrome c. II. Effect of
pH. Biochemistry. 1968 Aug;7(8):2718-23. PubMed PMID: 5666746.


17: Bethune JL, Ulmer DD, Vallee BL. Physicochemical studies of carboxypeptidase
A derivatives. II. N-succinylcarboxypeptidase. Biochemistry. 1967
Jul;6(7):1955-62. PubMed PMID: 6069169.


18: Ulmer DD. Tyrosine and tryptophan in cytochrome. Biochemistry. 1966
Jun;5(6):1886-92. PubMed PMID: 5963430.


19: Ulmer DD. Optical rotatory dispersion of a heme peptide from cytochrome c.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1966 Apr;55(4):894-9. PubMed PMID: 5219697; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC224247.


20: Ulmer DD, Vallee BL, Gorchein A, Neuberger A. Optical rotatory dispersion of
cytochrome c phospholipid complexes. Nature. 1965 May 22;206(4986):825-6. PubMed
PMID: 5840136.


21: ULMER DD. OPTICAL ROTATORY DISPERSION OF OXIDIZED AND REDUCED CYTOCHROME C.
Biochemistry. 1965 May;4:902-7. PubMed PMID: 14337708.


22: Ulmer DD, Vallee BL. Extrinsic cotton effects and the mechanism of enzyme
action. Adv Enzymol Relat Areas Mol Biol. 1965;27:37-104. Review. PubMed PMID:
4303033.


23: BETHUNE JL, ULMER DD, VALLEE BL. PHYSICOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF
ACETYLCARBOXYPEPTIDASES. I. PH DEPENDENCE OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. Biochemistry.
1964 Nov;3:1764-8. PubMed PMID: 14235345.


24: ULMER DD, VALLEE BL. OPTICALLY ACTIVE METALLOPROTEIN CHROMOPHORES. III. HEME
AND NONHEME IRON PROTEINS. Biochemistry. 1963 Nov-Dec;2:1335-40. PubMed PMID:
14093909.


25: LI TK, ULMER DD, VALLEE BL. ANOMALOUS ROTATORY DISPERSION OF ENZYME
COMPLEXES.IV. MECHANISM OF INHIBITION OF LIVER ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE BY BUFFER
ANIONS AND BASES. Biochemistry. 1963 May-Jun;2:482-6. PubMed PMID: 14069533.


26: VALLEE BL, ULMER DD. Optically active metalloprotein chromophores. II.
Transferrin and conalbumin. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1962 Aug 7;8:331-7.
PubMed PMID: 13924409.


27: ULMER DD, KAGI JH, VALLEE BL. Optically active metalloprotein chromophores.
I. Metallothionein. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1962 Aug 7;8:327-30. PubMed PMID:
13923708.


28: LI TK, ULMER DD, VALLEE BL. Anomalous rotatory dispersion of enzyme
complexes. III. Rotatory dispersion titration of liver alcohol dehydrogenase with
coenzyme analogues and p-chloromercuribenzoate. Biochemistry. 1962 Jan;1:114-9.
PubMed PMID: 14464996.


29: ULMER DD, LI TK, VALLEE BL. Anomalous rotatory dispersion of enzyme
complexes. II. The asymmetric binding of coenzymes and inhibitors to liver
alcohol dehydrogenase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1961 Aug;47:1155-65. PubMed
PMID: 13779120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC223113.


30: ULMER DD, VALLEE BL. Anomalous rotatory dispersion of enzyme-chelate
complexes. I. Alcohol dehydrogenase. J Biol Chem. 1961 Mar;236:730-4. PubMed
PMID: 13779121.


31: VALLEE BL, WACKER WE, ULMER DD. The magnesium-deficiency tetany syndrome in
man. N Engl J Med. 1960 Jan 28;262:155-61. PubMed PMID: 13840893.


32: ULMER DD, VALLEE BL, WACKER WE. Metalloenzymes and myocardial infarction. II.
Malic and lactic dehydrogenase activities and zinc concentrations in serum. N
Engl J Med. 1956 Sep 6;255(10):450-6. PubMed PMID: 13358864.