Pressman Award

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., 2010–2014). 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 2015 meeting of the Association, to be held April 30-May 3 in New Haven, CT. Reasonable travel expenses will be provided. The application, including all supporting materials, must be postmarked by 31 December 2014 and addressed to the Chair of the Pressman–Burroughs Wellcome Committee, Richard Keller, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706; Email submissions are preferred. More information may be obtained from the AAHM website ( or from the committee chair.

Past Pressman Burroughs Wellcome Award Winners

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Award Committee, 2014-15

Richard Keller, Chair

Dennis Doyle

P. B. Mukharji