Fellowship: 2020 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its tenth annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine. Named in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. “Sandy” Panther, the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine encourages interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others to apply.

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect of the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.

The deadline to apply is by 5:00 PM (CDT), Sunday, March 31, 2020. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the Fellowship award announced by May 31, 2020.

Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online through the Center’s website at the following link:


Housed at the national headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and administered by the AAFP Foundation, the mission of the CHFM is to serve as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States for the benefit of the specialty and the public. The CHFM collection includes decades of documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia that are professionally cataloged and preserved in a climate-controlled environment.

For more information, please contact:  Crystal Bauer, MLS, Center for the History of Family Medicine, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, KS 66211, Telephone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 6007, Fax: (913) 906-6095, E-mail: chfm@aafp.org

New Journal: Reproductive Biomedicine and Society

Reproductive BioMedicine & Society (RBMS) is a new open-access journal dedicated to interdisciplinary discussion and debate of the rapidly expanding field of reproductive biomedicine. It is intended to bring to attention new research in the social sciences, arts and humanities on human reproduction, new reproductive technologies, and related areas such as human embryonic stem cell derivation. Its audience comprises researchers, clinicians, practitioners, policy makers, academics and patients.

RBMS will accept high-quality original articles, reviews and commentaries on topics in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities concerning Reproductive Bioscience and Medicine. The subject areas of interest will include Politics, Sociology and Social Policy, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, the Visual and Written Arts, Economics, History, Ethics and Law related to Reproductive Biomedicine. The editors are Sarah Franklin and Martin Johnson (Cambridge, UK). Nick Hopwood is section editor for History and historians are well represented on the editorial board.

For more information: <http://www.rbmsociety.com/>