Voice Expeditions

Voice Expeditions is a series of stories and oral histories that are meant to entertain, preserve information, and promote research and education.

Nephrology Oral History Project

Interviews with sentinel nephrologists and caregivers that document renal-related healthcare from as early as the 1950s to the present.

Bit by Bit

Bit by Bit includes twenty-one technology inspired essays written and read by Dugan Maddux highlighting the emerging information revolution, written during the years 1999-2001.


Henscratch is a collection of essays about children, chickens and farm life in southern Virginia.

Averett University: Yesterdays with Mary Jo Davis

These are interviews with members of the Averett family who knew Mary Jo Davis, the beloved former Dean of Students. They all tell stories of their time at Averett and their memories of Mary Jo.

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Kindly sponsored by

Diversified Specialty Institutes, Inc.

DSI is a healthcare company that was formed to acquire, develop, and/or operate hospitals, imaging centers and dialysis/renal centers.

Acumen nEHR

Acumen nEHR is a physician-designed electronic health record application which models the activities of practicing physicians.

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition

The Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC), a nonprofit corporation, is one of 18 organizations serving as federal contractors for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program.

The Mississippi Kidney Foundation

The mission of the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, chartered in 1965, is to serve Mississippi kidney patients by providing quality programs and services, to provide public education and screening to promote the prevention of kidney disease, and to promote organ donation throughout the state.

The Bower Foundation

The Bower Foundation is committed to the promotion of fundamental improvements in the health status of all Mississippians through the creation, expansion, and support of quality healthcare initiatives.

Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Dialysis Clinic, Inc. meets individual patients’ needs by becoming acquainted with individual patients to understand his/her problems and needs–physical, emotional, spiritual, and social–to achieve a goal of complete patient rehabilitation.

Dugan W. Maddux, MD

Franklin W. Maddux, MD

Voice Expeditions was created in 2007 by Drs. Dugan and Frank Maddux. It is a website devoted to hosting oral histories and audio stories. The three original Voice Expeditions projects include Bit by Bit Technology stories from the early years of the Internet, Henscratch essays from life in rural Virginia and the Nephrology Oral History project. The Voice Expeditions website is designed to present projects with some visual and text support, but largely in a format that celebrates the power of hearing a story told.

Voice Expeditions will continue to grow as new stories are added to established projects and as new projects are initiated. We believe that there is value to hearing stories in their original voice that extends the power of the written word. Voice Expeditions offers a connection to the long tradition of human story-telling and all of the breadth of imagination that it inspires.