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The Paul Klemperer and The Audrey and William H. Helfand Fellowships: Previous Recipients

Klemperer Fellows

2013-2014:
Nick Wilding, "Reading William Harvey in Naples: the Loeb copy in context"

2012-2013:
Benjamin Breen, "Tropical Transplantations: Medicine, Globalization and the Drug Trade in the Portuguese and British Empires, 1640-1750"

2011-2012:
Katherine Arner, "Making Yellow Fever Atlantic: Relocating America in the Geopolitics of Disease and Disease Knowledge in the Atlantic World, 1790-1830"

2010-2011:
Heiko Pollmeier, "The German Medical Community in New York City, 1857-1917. Networks -- Media -- Institutions."

2009-2010:
Andrew Curran, "The Anatomy of Blackness: Preternatural Histories of the African in the French Enlightenment Life Sciences"

2008-2009:
Adrienne Phelps Coco, "A Brooklyn Enigma: The Controversial Disabilities and Mystical Abilities of Mollie Fancher"

2007-2008:
Delia Gavrus, "The Crisis in Neurology, 1920-1940: The Rhetoric of Therapeutic Superiority in the Construction of Professional Boundaries"

2006-2007:
Frederick W. Gibbs, "The Natural Philosophy of Poison: Medical Treatises on Poison and Their Influence Circa 1300-1600"

2005-2006:
Daniel Margocsy, “The Commerce of Natural Philosophy: Scientific Secrets in Early Modern Europe”

2004-2005:
Britta McEwen, “Viennese Sexual Knowledge as Science and Social Reform Movement, 1900-1934”

2003-2004:
Sarah Tracy, “From Vice to Disease: Alcoholism in America, 1870-1920”

2002-2003:
Lynda Ellen Payne, "Bodysnatching, Dissecting, and the Sensibilities of Medical Men in Eighteenth-Century Britain"

2001-2002:
Kenton Kroker, "The First Modern Plague? An Historical Examination of the Role of Epidemic Encephalitis in the Development of Neurology and Public Health in the United States, 1919-1939"

2000-2001:
Carla Bittel, "'The Creation of a Scientific Spirit': Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Gender and Science in Late Nineteenth-Century New York"

1999-2000:
Eric Schneider, "Drugs and Drug Use in Mid-Twentieth Century New York"

Helfand Fellows

2013-2014Samir Boumediene, "Appropriating the Medicinal Plants of Spanish America (1570-1750)"

2012-2103:
Alessandro Laverda, "Anatomy and Myth: The Contest between Apollo and Marsyas in Anatomy Books of the Early Modern Age in Europe"

2011-2012:
Cindy Stelmackowich, "Picturing Pathology: Morbid Anatomy Diagrams, Pathological Atlases and Disease, 1800-1840"

2010-2011:
No Helfand Fellow

2009-2010:
No Helfand Fellow

2008-2009:
Kelina Gotman, "Zooanthropy"

2007-2008:
Marni Kessler, "Anxiety and the Maternal Substitute: Edgar Degas' New Orleans Paintings"

2006-2007:
Mary Hunter, "Shared Visions? Representations of Bodies in late Nineteenth Century American and French Art and Medicine"

2005-2006:
Sabine Arnaud, “Hysteria: Fictions and Politics of Truths”

2004-2005:
Bryan Waterman, “Writing Yellow Fever in Late-Eighteenth-Century New York City”

2003-2004:
Angus Fletcher, “Paracelsian Medicine and the Experience of Bodily Consciousness in Seventeenth-Century English Literature”

2002-2003:
Vanessa Ryan, "The Material Mind: Victorian Physiological Psychology and the Narration of Consciousness"

2001-2002:
Michael R. Blackie, "The Sensorium in Splints: Some Permutations of S. Weir Mitchell's Use of Rest"

2000-2001:
Richard A. Barney, "Eyeing the Divine: The Physiology of the Sublime in Early Modern Britain"

1999-2000:
Carolyn Thomas de la Pena, "Powering the Body"

How to Apply

Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.

Amy Paller Delivers the 2014 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture

Amy Paller Delivers the 2014 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture

On February 18, 2014, Amy Paller, MS, MD delivered the 60th Howard Fox, MD Memorial lecture at NYAM on the topic of “Update on Genetic Skin Disorders and Their Management.” Dr. Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. In her talk, Dr. Paller reviewed the landscape of genetic dermatological diseases and provided a front row view of cutting-edge, future treatment options through new technologies including small interfering RNA conjugated nanoparticles, stem cell therapy, and gene replacement therapy.

Michael A. Weber, MD Delivers the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecture at NYAM

Michael A. Weber, MD Delivers the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecture at NYAM

NYAM welcomed Michael A. Weber, MD to deliver the 2013 Nahum J. Winer Lecturer on October 8, 2013. Dr. Weber is Professor of Medicine at the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. The topic of his lecture was “Unresolved Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension: Is Renal Sympathectomy An Answer?

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