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Rena Nora Papers on Gambling Addiction (MS-00584)

Abstract

The Rena Nora Papers on Gambling Addiction (1978-2009) consist of the personal correspondence, research notes, and publications of psychiatrist Rena Nora. In addition to positions in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Nora was the Chief of Psychiatric Services at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she focused on issues of compulsive gambling. The papers also house several compact disks which contain presentations that Dr. Nora gave at various conferences on problem gambling in the United States.

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Date
1978-2009
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Resource Type
Papers
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The Rena Nora Papers on Gambling Addiction (1978-2009) consist of the personal correspondence, research notes, and publications of psychiatrist Rena Nora. In addition to positions in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Nora was the Chief of Psychiatric Services at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she focused on issues of compulsive gambling. The papers also house several compact disks which contain presentations that Dr. Nora presented at various conferences on problem gambling in the United States.

1940
Dr. Rena Nora was born on March 9th in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
1956
Graduated from La Consolacion College High School
1963
Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
1978-1994
Chief of Psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lyons, New Jersey
1978
Unit Chief Psychiatry Service, East Orange Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Jersey
1979-1984
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers Medical School, New Jersey
1980
President of the Philippine American Medical Society of New Jersey
1981
Founding member of the Compulsive Gambling Certification Board
1981
President of the Caucus of Asian American Psychiatrists in America
1981
Chairperson on the Asian American Psychiatrists of the American Psychological Association
1981-1984
National President, Philippine Psychiatrists in America
1983
Director of Psychiatry Residency Training
1983-1994
Chairperson of the Foreign Medical Graduates Committee of the American Psychiatric Association
1984-1986
President North East Federation of Philippine American Organization
1984
Chairman of the Ethics Committee Association of Phillipine Physicians in America
1985
President North East Federation of Philippine American Organization
1987-1989
Board of Directors of the Asian Mental Health Form
1989
Editor for New Jersey Psychiatric Association News
1989
Vice President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association
1989
Chairperson on the Committee of impaired physicians, New Jersey Psychiatric Association
1990-1992
President New Jersey Psychiatric Association
1989-1991
Chairperson on the Committee on Physician Health of New Jersey Psychiatric Association
1991
Chairperson Advisory council of John F. Kennedy Medical Center Outpatient
1996-2008
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry University of Nevada School of Medicine
1995-2002
Chief, Psychiatry Service, Las Vegas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1997-1998
President of Southern Chapter, Nevada Association of Psychiatrics
1999-2008
Chairperson Psychiatry Advisory Board to Director of Mental Health and Development Services
1999-2002
President American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Nevada
2000
President position Nevada Association of Psychiatric Physicians
2000-2008
Co-Chairperson of the National Certification Board for Gambling Counselors
2002
Vice Chair of the Region 11 of the National Federation of Filipino American Associates
2002-2008
Director, Veterans Affairs Intensive Outpatient Program for Pathological Gambling
2008
Dr. Rena Nora passed away at the age of 68
Biographical / Historical Note

An advocate for compulsive gambling treatment, Dr. Rena Nora (1940-2008) worked for thirty years in the field of psychiatry. She held professional positions in New Jersey and Nevada, including President of both the New Jersey Psychiatric Association and the Nevada Association of Psychiatric Physicians.

Born in the Philippines in 1940, Dr. Nora graduated from La Consolacion College High School in 1956. She then went on to the University of Santo Tomas medical school and completed her residency at the Bergen Pines County Hospital in New Jersey and the Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University in New York. In May of 1994, Dr. Nora resigned her position as Chief of Psychiatric Services at Lyon, New Jersey to become the Chief of Psychiatric Services at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic and the Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Primarily focused on assisting patients and their families cope with compulsive gambling, Dr. Nora received awards and commendations for her work and service. In 2008, Dr. Nora passed away at the age of 68.

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Preferred Citation

Rena Nora Papers on Gambling Addiction, 1978-2009. MS-00584. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 2011 by Judge Cheryl B. Moss; accession number 2011-024.

Processing Information

Material was processed by Riva Churchill in 2011. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Ian M. Baldwin revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. Subsequently, Ian M. Baldwin entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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