Program Events & News

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Contact the Program in the History of Medicine at hmed@umn.edu or 612-624-4416.

Events

The Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine sponsors a weekly colloquium series and periodic symposia, bringing scholars from all over the world to the University.
The Program in the History of Medicine hosts a History of Medicine Lunchtime Lecture series during the semester (September through December, January through April). Lectures are typically held on the first Monday of the month from 12:20–1:10 p.m. in 555 Diehl Hall.

Save the Date!
Driven to Discover: The History of Minnesota’s Medical Innovations Lecture Series Presents
"Global to Local to Global Again: Immigrant and Refugee Health in Minnesota"


Neal R. Holtan, MD, MPH, PHD
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Physician and Historian 
 
William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH
Prof. of Medicine and Pediatrics,
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine,
Univ. of Minnesota
 
In this talk, historian and physician Neal Holtan, MD, MPH, PhD, will describe the history of immigrant and refugee health in the U.S. and Minnesota, and William Stauffer, MD, MSPH, FASTMH, will describe his accidental career with the CDC, offering personal insights into health considerations and preventive interventions for U.S. Bound refugees.
 
Friday, February 9, 2018
12:15-1:15 pm
Moos 2-690
 
Please join us for the February 9th Driven to Discover Lecture
Light lunch will be provided.

 

 
 
**NOTE: Please be aware of day, time, and location!!
 
For additional information, contact the Program in the History of Medicine at hmed@umn.edu or 612-624-4416.
 

Upcoming Spring 2018 Lectures of Interest in the History of Medicine 

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Friday Colloquium Series
A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture in the History of Medicine
Speaker: Nancy Tomes, Dept. of History, Stony Brook University, “’Recovery’ as Concept, Model, and Movement in the Mental Health Field: The Challenge of Writing a ‘History of the Present’”
3:35pm-4:45pm, 155 Nicholson Hall

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Driven to Discover: The History of Minnesota’s Medical Innovations Lecture Series
Speakers: Dr. Neal Holtan, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Physician and Historian, and Dr.  William Stauffer, Prof. of Medicine and Pediatrics, Univ. of Minnesota, "Global to Local to Global Again: Immigrant and Refugee Health in Minnesota."
12:15pm-1:15pm, Moos 2-690
**NOTE: Please be aware of day, time, and location!!

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Friday Colloquium Series
A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture in the History of Medicine
Speaker: Cynthia Connolly, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, “A ‘Big Business Built for Little Customers:’ Children and the Flavored Aspirin Market in the United States, 1948-1973.”
3:35pm-4:45pm, 155 Nicholson Hall

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Friday Colloquium Series
Speaker: Nahyan Fancy, Dept. of History, Depauw University, “Did Humoral Theory Undergo any Changes in Post-Avicennian Medicine? Examples from the Commentaries of Ibn al-Nafis (d. 1288) and his Successors in Western Eurasia.”
3:35pm-4:45pm, 155 Nicholson Hall

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018
Program in the History of Medicine Lunchtime Lecture Series
A Bruce and Sally Kantar Lecture in the History of Medicine
Speaker: Kim Heikkila, Ph.D., Oral Historian, "Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Nurses, Oral History, and the U.S.-Vietnam War."
12:20pm-1:10pm, 555 Diehl Hall

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018
Program in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Friday Colloquium Series
A Charles E. Culpeper Lecture in the History of Medicine
Speaker: Rebecca Kluchin, Dept. of History, California State University-Sacramento, “Court-Ordered Cesarean Sections in 1980s America.”
3:35pm-4:45pm, 155 Nicholson Hall

Monday, April 30, 2018 (Please note this is LAST Monday of April)
Program in the History of Medicine Lunchtime Lecture Series
A C.C. and Dawn Clawson Lecture in the History of Medicine
Co-sponsored by the Environmental Humanities Initiative and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Speaker: Nancy Langston, Ph.D., Prof. of Environmental History, Michigan Technological University, title TBD
12:20pm-1:10pm, 555 Diehl Hall

For additional information, contact the Program in the History of Medicine at hmed@umn.edu or 612-624-4416.

 

News

Awards

Awards

Dominique Tobbell, Ph.D. was awarded the J. Worth Estes Prize at the annual meeting for the American Association for the History of Medicine for the best published article in the history of pharmacology. Dr. Tobbell received the award for her co-authored article with Daniel P. Carpenter, Harvard University, "Bioequivalence: The Regulatory Career of a Pharmaceutical Concept," Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2011) 85(1): 93-131.

HMED graduate student Elizabeth Semler has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award. Liz was also recently awarded the 2014 K. Austin Kerr Prize by the Business History Conference for her presentation, “Public Health or Industry Health? U.S. Government Responses to the 1970s Dietary Cholesterol-Heart Disease Controversy,” at the BHC Annual Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany in March 2014.

HMED graduate student Jessica Nickrand has been awarded a University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2013-2014. Jessica is also receiving a Bordin/Gillette Researcher Travel Fellowship to the Bentley Historical Library, a Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Grant, and a UMN Program in the History of Science and Technology Summer 2013 Research Travel Grant.

HMED graduate student Emily Hagens has been chosen as a recipient of the Ferenc Gyorgyey Research Travel Grant, 2013-2014, by Yale University's Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. She will be working on her project Italian Laywomen's Medical Practice: Knowledge Transfer in Sixteenth-Century Venice. She has also been awarded an Eyler Summer 2013 Research Travel Grant from the UMN Program in the History of Medicine. Emily and Lois Hendrickson, curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, were awarded a grant from the Center for the Pre-Modern World to develop a workshop on the interdisciplinary use of manuscript recipes. In spring 2015, they will host a group of 8-10 scholars from across the university working on early modern recipes in the Wangensteen Library’s collections.

Program News

Program News

Recent Publications

Dominique Tobbell, “‘Coming to Grips with the Nursing Question’: The Politics of Nursing Education Reform in 1960s’ America.” Nursing History Review (2014) 22: 37-60.

Jole Shackelford, Northern Lights and Northern Times: Swedish Leadership in the Foundation of Biological Rhythms Research, American Philosophical Society, 2013. 

Dominique Tobbell, "Plow, Town, and Gown: The Politics of Family Practice in 1960s America," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87 (2013): 648-680.

Jennifer Gunn, " Back to the Future: Minnesota's Rural Health Workforce Shortages,” Minnesota Medicine 96 (2013): 41-45.

Recent Presentations

Jessica Nickrand, “The Detroit Medical Center, Healthcare Provision, and the Quieted Voice of Detroit’s Black Population, 1956-1985.” Biannual Meeting of the Urban History Association, Philadelphia, PA, October 11, 2014.

Dominique Tobbell, “Boundary Work: Nursing Theory, Knowledge Production, and the Development of the Nursing Ph.D.” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Nursing, Hartford, CT, September 20, 2014.

Interviews/Media/Blogs

Dominique Tobbell was interviewed by Carmen Peota for Minnesota Medicine see, Carmen Peota, “The Politics of the Plow,” Minnesota Medicine (Sept. 2014) 97(9): 10.

Emily Hagens and Lois Hendrickson, curator of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine were interviewed for the blog, The Recipes Project: “First Monday Chat: Wangensteen Library, The Recipes Project, September 1, 2014, http://recipes.hypotheses.org

Emily Hagens, “Monastic Domestic Medicine in Italy,” The Recipes Project, June 26, 2014, http://recipes.hypotheses.org