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

December fifteen, 2021

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

Ogechukwu Williams, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Background and Division of Medical Humanities
Creighton University
Exploration Task – Dying to Provide Lifetime: A Social Background of Maternal Deaths in Nigeria

S.J. Zanolini, LAc
PhD applicant, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Background of Medicine
Exploration Task – Daily Medicine: Recommended Diets in Early Modern-day China


In addition to enterprise their investigation tasks, NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellows will be anticipated to:

  • Seek the advice of with NLM personnel to enhance on the Library’s present finding aids and connected assets by improving the Library’s know-how of its collection and capacity to deliver educated obtain to it
  • Meet the conditions of the NIH Public Entry Policyfor NIH-supported do the job, and admit the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Background of Medicine in any ensuing publications
  • Respond to NLM Office environment of Communications & Public Liaison and Background of Medicine Division requests for interviews
  • Creator at the very least 1 guest posting for NLM’s Circulating Now website, dependent on their investigation.

The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the Background of Medicine is produced probable through a gift from The DeBakey Medical Foundation.

Michael E. DeBakey (1908-2008) was a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. All through a occupation spanning seventy five decades, his do the job transformed cardiovascular surgical treatment, lifted medical education criteria, and educated countrywide wellbeing treatment plan. He pioneered dozens of operative procedures this sort of as aneurysm maintenance, coronary bypass, and endarterectomy, which routinely preserve 1000’s of lives each individual calendar year, and carried out some of the initial heart transplants. His inventions bundled the roller pump (a important element of heart-lung machines) as very well as synthetic hearts and ventricular help pumps. He was a driving drive in building Houston’s Baylor College College or university of Medicine into a leading medical center, where he trained many generations of prime surgeons from all above the entire world. Michael DeBakey was instrumental in bringing NLM to the NIH campus and served for lots of decades on NLM’s Board of Regents.

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