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NLM Welcomes Applications to Its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019

In cooperation with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, the NLM is pleased to announce its call for applications to the Fellowship for 2019. 

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine supports research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine including but not limited to NLM’s collection of Michael E. DeBakey papers which encompass the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, & health care policy. Overall, the NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass variety of digital and physical formats, & originate from nearly every part of the world.

The Fellowship was established in 2016 & is supported by a generous gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation.

Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008) was a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. During a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgery, raised medical education standards, & informed national health care policy. He pioneered dozens of operative procedures such as aneurysm repair, coronary bypass, & endarterectomy, which routinely save thousands of lives each year, & performed some of the first heart transplants. His inventions included the roller pump (a key component of heart-lung machines) as well as artificial hearts and ventricular assist pumps. He was a driving force in building Houston’s Baylor University College of Medicine into a premier medical center, where he trained several generations of top surgeons from all over the globe. He was a visionary supporter of the NLM, playing a pivotal role in its transformation from the Armed Forces Medical Library in the 1950s, in the establishment of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in the 1960s, in launching NLM’s outreach initiatives in the 1990s, & in promoting the digitization of its indexes to pre-1960s journal articles.

The NLM’s collection of Michael E. DeBakey papers includes material from the early 1900s to 2009 & contains correspondence, administrative records, diaries, transcripts, publications, speeches, conference & awards material, subject files, photographs, & audiovisual media, the collection reflects the vast expanse of Dr. DeBakey’s life, achievements, & interests.

Fellowships of up to $10,000 will be awarded to individual applicants, not to institutions, to help offset the costs associated with visiting and using the NLM collections, but may not be used for institutional costs or overhead (e.g. clerical costs, supplies, or other attendant project expenses). Applications are welcome from anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline & status. Non-U.S. citizens may apply.

To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, visit this online application portal, which is maintained by FAES in cooperation with the NLM.

For details about the application process & required documents, please visit this website dedicated to the Fellowship.

To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to FAES, via the above online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 28, 2018. NLM will announce awards by the end of the calendar year.

For further information about the materials available for historical research at the National Library of Medicine, please visit https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/index.html, or contact the NLM’s History of Medicine reference desk by email at NLM Customer Support or by wire 301-402-8878.

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences https://faes.org/ is a non-profit organization, established in 1959, that supports the education, well-being, & culture of the National Institutes of Health.

Source: nlm.nih.gov

Updated: April 30, 2018 — 1:48 pm

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