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History of Medicine success

Congratulations to the 12 Schulich Medicine student award winners from the 2017 History of Medicine Colloquium and the 2017 History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary.

2017 History of Medicine Colloquium

The 2017 History of Medicine Colloquium delivered an outstanding program showcasing a wide range of Schulich Medicine students’ independent research projects in the history of medicine.

2017 Harvey Club of London Prize Winner
North de Pencier, Medicine Class of 2019, 'The Carrot and the Other Carrot: Convincing University of Toronto Medical Residents to Train at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital'.

2017 Rowntree Prize in Medical History Winners
Katharina Baranova, Medicine Class of 2020, 'Blood into Ink: Representations of Medicine and Contemporary Medical Developments in 19th-Century Fictional Literature'.
Ariel Gershon, Medicine Class of 2019, 'The Bones Tell the Story: How Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation Helped Medicalize Child Maltreatment'.

2017 History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary

This year, a record number of 27 students from Schulich Medicine were invited to present at the annual History of Medicine Days Conference in Calgary. Nine Schulich Medicine students were presented with awards at the national conference, which attracts medical students from across the country to present their work on the history of medicine.

Best Overall
First Place: Kishor Johnson, Meds 2020, 'Japanese Biological Warfare and Human Experimentation: An Investigation into Japanese Medical Experiments during WW II and the Subsequent American Cover-Up'.
Second Place: Tehmina Ahmed, Meds 2017, 'Deconstructing the Narrative of Women’s Pain: An Exploration of “Women Diseases” and Gendered Attitudes in Medicine Today'.

Dr. Clara Christie Award for the Best Presentation on Women in the History of Medicine and Public Health
North de Pencier, Meds 2019, 'Some Nurses and Doctors Don’t Love the People: Indigenous Voices and their Frustrations in the Archives of the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969-1996'.

Audiovisual Award
First Place: Matthew Lund, Meds 2020, 'The Role of Class in the Understanding of Cholera in 19th-Century England'.
Second Place: Ariel Gershon, Meds 2019, 'The Bones Tell the Story: How Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation Helped Medicalize Child Maltreatment'.
Third Place: Erica Cleto, Meds 2019, 'Objects of Ridicule, Subjects of Reverence: Dissecting Student Depictions of the Clinical Anatomy Experience in the 20th and 21st Centuries'.

Best Overall Poster
First Place: Ryan Vamos, Meds 2020, 'Practical Dissonance: The Nineteenth Century Decline of Music as Medical Therapy'.
Second Place: Lakshmi Kamala, Meds 2019, 'Growth of Emergency Medicine as a Medical Specialty'.
Third Place: Anish Naidu, Meds 2019, 'Demand, Technology and Innovation: The Evaluation of Materials Used in the Manufacture of Prosthetic Limbs'.