The Program in History of Science, Technology and Medicine is pleased to welcome Professor Susan Lederer to our faculty. Sue comes to us from the Section of the History of Medicine at Yale University. Sue takes over the position of Chair of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics from Warwick Anderson, who left for a research professorship in the University of Sydney in 2007. One of Sue’s primary goals will be to increase the department’s visibility in the Medical School curriculum. She brings to this project a good deal of experience teaching medical students at Yale. Sue’s interests include the history of human experimentation and medical ethics, with particular focus on 20th-century America. Her latest book, Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in Twentieth-Century America was published this past spring by Oxford University Press.
We are also extend a warm welcome to Walton Schalick to our department. Walt is joining the faculty this fall as assistant professor of medical history, pediatrics, and history of science.