Jack D. Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Award in 20th Century History of Medicine or Biomedical Sciences


This award honors Jack D. Pressman, Ph.D., a distinguished historian of medicine and Associate Professor of the History of the Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco at the time of his early and unexpected death in June 1997.

The award and stipend of $1,000 is given yearly for outstanding work in twentieth-century history of medicine or medical biomedical sciences, as demonstrated by the completion of the Ph.D. and a proposal to turn the dissertation into a publishable monograph. The Ph.D. must have been completed and the degree granted within the last five years (i.e., 2007?2011). The application must include a curriculum vitae, the dissertation abstract, a one-page summary of the proposed book; a description (not exceeding two pages) of the work to be undertaken for publication; and two letters of support from faculty members knowledgeable about the applicant?s dissertation.
The Award will be presented at the 2012 meeting of the Association, to be held Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, April 29, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The application, including all supporting materials, must be postmarked by 31 December 2011 and addressed to the Chair of the Pressman?Burroughs Wellcome Committee, Keith Wailoo, Ph.D., Department of History, Princeton University, 136 Dickinson Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-1029; e-mail: [email protected]. More information may be obtained from the AAHM Web site or from the Committee Chair.