HSS Rossiter Prize

Dear WHOM,
The deadline for the Margaret Rossiter Prize from HSS has been extended, to May 1.  Details here.
It is for an outstanding article “on the history of women in science. The book or article may take a biographical, institutional, theoretical, or other approach to the topic, which may include discussions of women’s activities in science, analyses of past scientific practices that deal explicitly with gender, and investigations regarding women as viewed by scientists. These may relate to medicine, technology, and the social sciences as well as the natural sciences.”
Lara
Lara Freidenfelds, Ph.D.
Published in: on April 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Center for the History of Family Medicine Award Recipient Constance Putnam

 

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CHFM ANNOUNCES WINNER

OF THIRD ANNUAL HISTORY FELLOWSHIP

 

May 20, 2013

 

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Constance E. Putnam, PhD

Photograph © by Courtney May. Used with permission.

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) announced today the winner of the 2013 CHFM Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine.

 

Constance E. Putnam, PhD of Concord, Massachusetts,  has been awarded the Third Annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine  for her project “Rural General Practice as Forerunner of Today’s Family Practice.”

 

Dr. Putnam is an independent scholar and researcher and is the author of numerous books and articles in the field of  Medical History, Bioethics, and Medical Education.  She holds a PhD from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and formerly served as an Instructor in Biomedical Ethics at Simmons College in Boston.

 

 

 

Dr. Putnam’s fellowship project, “Rural General Practice as Forerunner of Today’s Family Practice,”  will focus on a largely unexamined archive of letters and papers from Dr. Putnam’s personal collection that detail the life and career of a General Practitioner (GP) from rural northern New England who practiced during the middle decades of the twentieth century–a period often nostalgically referred to as a “Golden Age” in American medicine.

 

According to Dr. Putnam,  “For historians as well as for physicians, richer insights into the ways and extent to which the best of the GP era has or has not been retained in the Family Practice era should improve understanding of the potential and benefits of Family Medicine as a specialty today,” noting also that “I believe that the more patients in general understand about the nature of medical care—whenever, wherever, and however delivered—the better the whole system will work for all of us.”

 

Dr. Putnam plans to prepare two articles for publication from her resulting research, one for physicians and one for medical historians, and eventually intends to publish a book comprising a collection of letters from her archive. On receiving the fellowship award Dr. Putnam said, “I am gratified to have the CHFM recognize the potential value of my project, and I very much look forward to the opportunity to see how the archive of which I have custody meshes with the current archival holdings of the CHFM.”

 

 

The CHFM presently sponsors one $1,500 Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine each year. Interested family physicians, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply for the 2013 Fellowship.

 

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to  $1,500 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to conducting research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect on the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States.  For more information, please visit the Center’s website.

 

Housed at AAFP headquarters and administered by the non-profit AAFP Foundation, the Center for the  History of Family Medicine serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, exhibition and study of materials relating to the history of Family Medicine in the United States.  For more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 (ext. 4420 or 4422), via fax at (913) 906-6095, via e-mail at chfm@aafp.org, or visit our website.

Published in: on June 11, 2013 at 10:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize

The Basker Prize is awarded for a significant contribution to excellence in research on gender and health by scholars from any discipline or nation, for a specific book, article, film or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three years. Some previous recipients of the Basker Prize include Janelle Taylor (2009), Matt Gutmann and Kathy Davis (2008), Sophie Day (2007), Michele Rivkin-Fish (2006), and João Biehl (2005). Nominations should be sent to Carolyn Sargent (Committee Chair), Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130. For details, visit www.medanthro.net/awards/basker.html. Deadline: July 1, 2010.

Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 7:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Awards: History of Nursing

The American Association for the  History of Nursing submissions for the following awards..

Lavinia L. Dock Award  for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Lavinia L. Dock Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits a book. Scholars are encouraged to submit published books (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. The book must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated. Submissions are not returned.

Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award is to recognize outstanding research and writing produced by an experienced scholar in nursing history who submits, most often, a post-doctoral research manuscript or article. Manuscripts and articles by pre-doctoral students should be submitted to the Christy Award. Scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. Manuscripts may represent published or unpublished research, must be in English, and must have been written within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award are based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of the writing demonstrated in the manuscript. Submissions are not returned.

Teresa E. Christy Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing: The purpose of the Teresa E. Christy Award is to encourage new nursing history investigators, and to recognize excellence of historical research and writing done while the researcher was in a student status. The Christy Award is given for doctoral work and submissions usually are dissertations. (Revised dissertations which result in published books generally are submitted for the Lavinia Dock Award). New scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts (4 copies) based on original historical research related to the history of nursing. The submission must be accompanied by a letter describing the nature of student activity represented by the work. Manuscripts may represent published or unpublished research, must be in English, must be bound, and must have been completed within the last three (3) years. One submission per author, please. Selection criteria for the award will be based on the rigor of the historical research and the quality of writing

The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2010.

All submissions for the Dock Award should be sent to: AAHN, Attn: Dock Award,
10200 W. 44th Avenue, Suite 304, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

All submissions for the Nutting and Christy Awards should be sent to: Prof. Rima D. Apple, 2013 Madison Street, Madison, WI  53711

Published in: on January 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm  Comments (1)  

Eileen Basker Memorial Prize announcement

Dear WHOMers,

Here’s the announcement for the 2009 competition for the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize. (Ignore the date; they forgot to update the announcement.)

Historians of medicine have won this award in the past, so don’t be shy about sending in nominations for work you consider to be of superior quality and impact.

Monica Green

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The SMA welcomes nominations for the 2008 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, awarded annually for a significant contribution to scholarship on gender and health by scholars from any discipline or nation, for a specific book, article, film, or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three years. Winners receive a $500-$1000 cash award and are recognized at the SMA business meeting during the AAA.

The Basker Prize is awarded to the work judged to be the most courageous, significant, and potentially influential contribution to scholarship in the area of gender and health.

Nominations are invited from one or more individuals in the form of a letter indicating the impact of the particular work on the field. Self-nomination is not permitted. Publishers of nominated books are expected to supply three copies of the relevant work to the Prize Committee.

Enquiries and nominations should be sent to the chair of the Basker Prize Committee:

Dr. Carolyn Sargent
Department of Anthropology, SMU
Dallas, Texas, 75252 USA
email carolynsargent@wustl.edu
For further information, here’s the SMA’s webpage: http://www.medanthro.net/main/awards/basker.html

Published in: on May 5, 2009 at 7:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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