Previous Winners

McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine Recipients

2015 Award
    

Scott Nelson, who graduated from UNC with a BA in History in 2015, is the recipient of the 2015 McLendon-Thomas Award.

 

Scott's winning essay is entitled "Snatching Bodies, Making Doctors: Stealing black corpses for medical education in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American South."

 

Scott presented his winning essay at the Bullitt Club meeting on April 12, 2016. 

2014 Award
       John Runge, PhD student in Genetics and Molecular Biology, is the recipient of the 2014 McLendon-Thomas Award.
John's winning essay is entitled "Character Trials: Managing Epidemic Disease in the 19th Century American South"
John presented his winning essay at the Bullitt Club meeting on March 24, 2015. 
"Runge Connects Past with Present" (SoM Vital Signs article)
2012 Award

 

Sarah Frush and Christopher Jensen, MD students in the UNC School of Medicine, are co-recipients of the fifth annual McLendon-Thomas Award.
0000 Sarah's winning essay is entitled "Harmel's Happenstance: the First Blalock-Taussig Shunt and the Beginnings of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery"
0000 Chris's winning essay is entitled "'And Polio Was a Nightmare': Polio, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the North Carolina Memorial Hospital"
0000 Chris presented his winning essay at the Bullitt Club meeting on April 7, 2015. 
0000 "Jensen, Frush win 2012 McLendon-Thomas History of Medicine Essay Awards" (SoM Vital Signs article)
2011 Award
0000 No award presented for 2011.
2010 Award

 

Chailee Mann-Stadt, MD student in the UNC School of Medicine, was the recipient of the third annual McLendon-Thomas Award.
0000 Chailee's winning essay, "Drs. Dewey and Milligan: Early Women in American Medicine," was presented January 13, 2011, at the noon meeting of the Bullitt Club, and is available online.
2009 Award

 

Chris Dibble, MD/PhD student in the UNC School of Medicine, was the recipient of the second annual McLendon-Thomas Award.

 

Chris' winning essay, "The Dead Ringers: Medicine, Poe, and the Fear of Premature Burial," was presented at the December 10, 2009, meeting of the Bullitt Club, and is available online.
2008 Award

 

Chris Dibble, MD/PhD student in the UNC School of Medicine, was the first recipient of the McLendon-Thomas Award.

 

Chris' winning essay, "Edward Livingston Trudeau: The First American Physician-Scientist and the Fight Against Tuberculosis," was presented at the November 17, 2008, meeting of the Bullitt Club, and is available online.
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