The past, present and future of race and colonialism in medicine

Ellen J. Amster, AMS Healthcare Hannah Chair. May 24, 2022 This article was first published in the CMAJ on May 24, 2022. The original article can be accessed here. Western medicine has begun a reckoning with its inconvenient pasts, from dethroning medical heroes to an increasing awareness of how doctors have treated colonized and enslaved…

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Dr. Darrel Manitowabi

“As a Hannah Chair, I will work to promote the discussion of the inherent, constitutional, Treaty and international rights of all Indigenous Peoples and communities; and the protection of traditional knowledge and medicines from appropriation.”

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Fedir Razumenko

“AMS has helped me explore the history of Canadian cooperative clinical cancer trials to trace the evolution of health research ethics. My project has the potential to influence public discourse and inform policy decisions around the challenges related to the integration of clinical research into cancer care.”

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AMS/Royal Society of Canada Jason A. Hannah Medal in the History of Medicine

Have you produced an important publication on the history of medicine in the past five years? Since 1976, we’ve awarded this medal biennially in honour of the late President of AMS, Dr. Jason Hannah. We’ll announce the next medal winner in 2021. Note: if there is a suitable applicant, we may choose to award the…

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Hannah Studentships

Hannah studentships support undergraduates or MA students who want to learn techniques of historical research. It’s designed to encourage your continuing and serious study of medical history.

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AMS Project Grant

This funding supports small-budget proposals for research projects in the history of medicine and allied disciplines, such as science and technology studies, sociology, anthropology, and classics. Your project must strive to advance the history of health, healthcare and disease, or the education of health professionals. We’re partial to projects that consider the Canadian context, and…

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AMS Healthcare Postdoctoral Fellowship

This grant is for Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are candidates embarking on full-time post-doctoral studies. It supports emerging scholars as they begin or complete projects featuring the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices, philosophies, and/or epistemologies related to human health, healthcare, and/or disease or the education of health professionals. If this describes…

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AMS Doctoral Completion Award

Are you writing a dissertation full-time on a history of medicine or healthcare topic in the humanities or social sciences? This is broadly defined as the study of past practices and epistemologies related to human health, healthcare, and disease. To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident with ABD status by…

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Can history improve big-bang health reform?

Learn how professional historians can help policy makers make better decisions when they’re reforming universal healthcare programs. The author also shares the skills and competencies that professional historians need to meaningfully contribute to developing better health systems and policies.

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