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Department News for 2018


“Professor Nelson awarded a prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship”
May 2018

Nicole C. Nelson, Ph.D., who will join the Department of Medical History and Bioethics as an Assistant Professor on 21 May 2018, was awarded a prestigious Radcliffe Fellowship for the coming academic year. During her time at Harvard University she will explore the question The Truth Wears Off? The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective. Congrats Nicole! (For more information, please see the press release announcing the 2018–2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellows.)

“Professor Lederer elected AAHM President”
May 2018

Susan E. Lederer, Ph.D., Robert Turell Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics and Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics, was elected President of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) at their recent annual conference.

Founded in 1925, the AAHM is the leading American professional association of historians, physicians, nurses, archivists, curators, and librarians, who pursue the scholarly history of medicine including the history of public health, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied arts, sciences, and professions. In 2016 Lederer was honored as the AAHM's Fielding H. Garrison Lecturer, given to a scholar distinguished for contributions to medical history or other fields of science and learning.

“Lederer named William Evans Visiting Fellow at University of Otago”
May 2018

Professor Lederer has been named as a William Evans Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. The William Evans fellowship was established in 1946 to finance a Visiting Professorship for a scholar of “academic distinction.” In September-October 2018 Professor Lederer will give a series of seminars, lectures, and public lectures at the University of Otago, the University of Auckland, and other colleges.

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