Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Award

Type: Prize

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

Location: Columbus, OH, USA

Application Deadline: January 30, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: American Association for the History of Medicine


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., 2014–2018). 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 2019 meeting of the Association, to be held April 25-28 in Columbus, OH. Reasonable travel expenses will be provided. The application, including all supporting materials, must be submitted by 30 January 2019. Submissions and/or questions should be directed to the Chair of the Pressman–Burroughs Wellcome Committee, Howard Kushner at More information may be obtained from the committee chair.

Past Pressman Burroughs Wellcome Award Winners

Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Award Committee, 2018-19

Howard Kushner, Chair
Brian Dolan
Ken Ludmerer

Read more here.

Contact Information:
Howard Kushner

Posted: January 03, 2019