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Paula Johnson, MD, MPH Receives Alma Dea Morani Award
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fellowship2017-2018 Fellowship: Applications Open

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine is pleased to provide one $5,000 grant to support travel, lodging, and incidental expenses for a flexible research period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Foundation Fellowships are offered for research related to the history of women to be conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine.

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The First Word in Becoming a Leader: Yes

“Each time I have gone to a mission, I have come back thinking yes, it was worthwhile and I am very glad I went to El Salvador,” she said.  Becoming an effective leader involves a willingness to take risks. It also requires the courage to say “yes.”

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Paula Johnson, MD, MPH named 17th Annual Alma Dea Morani Awardee

Dr. Johnson is a trailblazer in pressing for studies and treatment that reflect gender differences. The award is a statue in the shape of Morani’s hand, designed by Wilma Bulkin Siegel, M.D. Dr. Siegelwas mentored by Morani and said the image of the hand was meant to represent humanism in medicine. That value is shared by Dr. Johnson, who said, “We can’t lose sight of the humanities. Science tells us how; the humanities tell us why.” Read more

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