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NLM Announces 2022 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine

December 15, 2021

Adhering to its April 26, 2021 call for applications to the National Library of Medication (NLM) Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Historical past of Medication, NLM is pleased to announce its 2022 DeBakey Fellows:

Ogechukwu Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor, Section of Historical past and Section of Clinical Humanities
Creighton University
Investigation Undertaking – Dying to Provide Everyday living: A Social Historical past of Maternal Fatalities in Nigeria

S.J. Zanolini, LAc
PhD applicant, Johns Hopkins Clinical School, Historical past of Medication
Investigation Undertaking – Daily Medication: Approved Diets in Early Contemporary China


In addition to endeavor their study jobs, NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellows will be expected to:

  • Seek the advice of with NLM staff members to increase on the Library’s existing locating aids and related methods by maximizing the Library’s information of its collection and potential to present knowledgeable entry to it
  • Meet up with the terms of the NIH Community Access Policy for NIH-supported work, and acknowledge the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Historical past of Medication in any resulting publications
  • Answer to NLM Workplace of Communications & Community Liaison and Historical past of Medication Division requests for interviews
  • Writer at the very least one guest report for NLM’s Circulating Now website, based mostly on their study.

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Historical past of Medication is designed attainable through a gift from The DeBakey Clinical Basis.

Michael E. DeBakey (1908-2008) was a legendary American surgeon, educator, and healthcare statesman. For the duration of a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgical procedures, lifted healthcare education specifications, and knowledgeable national health care policy. He pioneered dozens of operative treatments such as aneurysm fix, coronary bypass, and endarterectomy, which routinely preserve countless numbers of lives each and every yr, and carried out some of the initially heart transplants. His inventions included the roller pump (a critical part of heart-lung equipment) as well as artificial hearts and ventricular help pumps. He was a driving force in creating Houston’s Baylor College School of Medication into a premier healthcare centre, where by he properly trained many generations of leading surgeons from all in excess of the world. Michael DeBakey was instrumental in bringing NLM to the NIH campus and served for quite a few years on NLM’s Board of Regents.

For much more details about materials obtainable for historical study at NLM, as well as the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Historical past of Medication, visit, or make contact with the NLM via NLM Customer Aid.

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