Department News for the Current Year
“Professor Pablo F. Gómez awarded 2019 William H. Welch Medal”
Pablo F. Gómez, Associate Professor in Medical History and Bioethics, has been awarded the 2019 William H. Welch Medal by the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) for his book The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Prof. Gómez received the award in a ceremony on 27 April 2019 as part of the AAHM 92nd annual meeting held in Columbus, Ohio. Exciting news Pablo!
The William H. Welch Medal is awarded to one or more authors of a book “of outstanding scholarly merit in the field of medical history published during the five calendar years preceding the award.” This award honors William H. Welch, a major American figure in the history of medicine and public health, who was also one of the first faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Medal was first presented in 1950 to Henry Sigerist.
“Staggering Losses: World War 1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918”
Staggering Losses: World War 1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 - an exhibit now on display in the Ebling Library Historical Reading Room through November. (Exhibit Poster)
Click here for more details. Also, see March 6, 2019 Wednesday Nite @ The Lab video on the making of the exhibit and what was learned from the process.
“Dr. Paul Kelleher elected Hastings Center Fellow”
Congratulations to associate professor Paul Kelleher for being elected a Hastings Center Fellow in recognition of his being an individual "of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and/or public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research, and the environment." (Visit Hastings Center news for more details.)
“Vilas Faculty Award for Dr. Margaret ‘Gretchen’ Schwarze”
Gretchen Schwarze, MD, Associate Professor, Surgery and Bioethics, has been awarded a 2-year, $100,000, Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award from the University of Wisconsin. This prestigious campus-level award is given to mid-career faculty in recognition of excellence in research and teaching. Congratulations, Dr. Schwarze! (More details here.)
“Honorable Mention 2018 Bolton-Johnson Prize for Pablo Gómez”
Professor Pablo F. Gómez’s book “The Experiential Caribbean” was awarded an Honorable Mention of the 2018 Bolton-Johnson Prize for the best book in Latin American History by the Conference in Latin American History at the recent AHA meeting in Chicago. Congratulations Pablo.
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