Announcing the 2019-2020 Countway Fellow


Heather Munro Prescott, PhD will research the cultural history of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

The Archives for Women in Medicine and the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Fellow: Heather Munro Prescott, PhD.

Heather Munro Prescott is Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. She specializes in the history of women in medicine and women’s health issues with an emphasis on the post-World War II era.

Her first book, A Doctor of Their Own: The History of Adolescent Medicine, which drew on archival materials in the Countway Library and Boston Children’s Hospital, received the Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication from the New England Chapter, American Medical Writers Association. Her most recent book is The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception, published by Rutgers University Press in 2011. She has also published articles on the history of medicine in the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, and Technology and Culture.

She has also received numerous grants and awards, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and publication grants from the National Library of Medicine.

Her fellowship will be used to conduct archival research for a book on the cultural history of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

This Fellowship is offered in partnership with the Countway Library of Medicine. A program of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, the Archives for Women in Medicine actively acquires, preserves, promotes, and provides access to the professional and personal records of outstanding women leaders in medicine and the medical sciences.

Information regarding the Fellowship program is available on the Foundation and Countway websites.

This announcement was originally published on the Countway website.