Message from the President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation has invested in its mission for over twenty years. I am so proud to share some of our growth with you.

We continue to offer a fellowship, in partnership with the Countway Library of Medicine. Over the years, the profile of this fellowship has continued to grow. Our 2019-2020 Countway fellow is Heather Munro Prescott, PhD. During her time at the Countway, she will conduct archival research for a book on the cultural history of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

We have also added to our oral history project, which captures the stories of our Alma Dea Morani Award recipients in their own words. The next oral history to release is that of N. Lynn Eckhert, MD, MPH, DrPH. She is currently a professor at Harvard and the Director of Academic Programs at Partners Healthcare International, among other pursuits.

We are excited to announce that this year a new partnership with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) will take our Alma Dea Morani Award to a new level of visibility and acclaim. The 2019 Award Ceremony will be hosted in collaboration with NYAM, linking our two organizations in commitment to the history of women in medicine and further honoring our awardee at the historic home of this distinguished medical society.

This year’s Alma Dea Morani awardee is Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, a pioneer in the science of aging. Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, she is an internationally known scientist, clinician, and leader in medicine and public health. I hope you will join me in New York on Friday, October 18, 2019, to recognize and celebrate her accomplishments.

It’s been a banner year for the Foundation! We have enjoyed the opportunity to not only preserve and promote the history of women in medicine but to make history ourselves through the awards, fellowships, and scholarships we provide.

Finally, I encourage you to join me as a member of the 1849 Society. This is a pivotal extension of our sisterhood that helps to ensure our legacy endures.

It remains an honor and a privilege to serve as president of this organization.

Julia A. Haller, MD
Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation