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Department News for 2019

“Dr. Gretchen Schwarze awarded the Morgridge Professorship in Vascular Surgery”
July 2019

Dr. Margaret “Gretchen” Schwarze, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has been awarded the Morgridge Professorship in Vascular Surgery. This professorship will provide Dr. Schwarze with flexible funding to pursue her research. (Find more information on Schwarze’s web page.) Congratulations Gretchen!

In addition to her vascular surgery practice, Dr. Schwarze is a nationally recognized medical ethicist, with expertise in patient-physician communication and decision-making. Her research focuses on improving communication so clinicians can help patients avoid unwanted treatment and make decisions that align with their values, preferences and goals. (School of Medicine and Public Health news announcement)

“Professor Pablo F. Gómez awarded 2019 William H. Welch Medal”
April 2019

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”
March 2019

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”
January 2019

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”
January 2019

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”
January 2019

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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