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Department News for 2010


“Social Security Administration Grant to Professor Schalick”
November 2010

Professor Schalick has received a grant from the Social Security Administration to explore the role of disability in aspects of financial literacy via the UW FLAD Project.

“Events in honor of Judith Leavitt”
October 2010

On October 1 and 2, the long and distinguished career of Judith Leavitt in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medical History and Bioethics was celebrated. Please visit the following web page for more details.

“Colloquia for Fall 2010 Semester”
September 2010

In association with this year’s “Go Big Read” book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, the department Colloquium Series will examine diverse perspectives on the nature and implications of appropriations in science. All talks are open to the public (location). The scheduled colloquia are:

September 28 - Ruth Richardson (Hong Kong University, University of Cambridge), “Human Bodies & Their Parts: Appropriations & Donations from Bodysnatching to Transplants”

October 5 - Dominique Tobell (University of Minnesota), “Circulating Knowledge, Appropriating Capital: Building the Pharma-Medical Complex in Post-War America”

November 2 - Helen Tilley (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Appropriation, Exchange, or Entanglements? Studying the History of African Colonialism, Decolonization, and the Codification of ‘Traditional Medicine’”

November 30 - Hannah Landecker (University of California, Los Angeles), “An Image is Worth a Thousand Dollars: Pictures of Human Matter in the Visual Culture Industry”

“Collins Receives UCLA Research Fellowship”
August 2010

History of Science doctoral candidate Bridget Collins has received a 2010-2011 Charles Donald O'Malley Short-Term Research Fellowship from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and History and Special Collections for the Sciences in the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. This will support her ongoing dissertation research on the “Transformation of Domestic Medicine in America, 1900-1960.”

“Judith Leavitt Wins Distinguished Teaching Award”
April 2010

The Committee on Distinguished Teaching Awards has honored Professor Judith Leavitt for teaching excellence with a Chancellor's Award. She will receive this award along with nine of her faculty colleagues at a ceremony on April 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pyle Center.

Having taught at UW-Madison since 1975, Leavitt has developed numerous courses over the years, on subjects that instructed students about the experience of patients, the experience of illness and the experience of women, writes nominator Susan Lederer, chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics.

Leavitt is Rupple-Bascom and Ruth Bleier Professor in the Medical History & Bioethics, History of Science, and Gender and Women's Studies departments.

“DeLancey named UW Centennial Scholar”
February 2010

Dayle B. DeLancey has been named as one of the first two Centennial Scholars at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The Centennial Scholars Program was created to develop faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the school, according to Patricia Kokotailo, MD, MPH, associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs at the School of Medicine and Public Health. "These two individuals, who are clearly committed to careers in academic medicine, will serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from under-represented minority backgrounds," says Kokotailo.

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