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AWM Committee and Project Archivist

The Archives for Women in Medicine Committee

Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D.In 2016, Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D., Professor of Dermatology at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital was announced as AWM Committee Chair.

Dr. Hasan has called on a variety of community members to guide the future of the Archives for Women in Medicine and an ad hoc fundraising committee has been established.

AWN Ad hoc Fundraising Committee Members:

Ilene K. Gipson Ph.D., Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Mary Loeken Ph.D., Joslin Diabetes Center

Eleanor Shore M.D., Harvard Medical School

We welcome your input and guidance in our efforts; if you are interested in joining the Archives for Women in Medicine Committee or Ad hoc Fundraising Committee, please contact Project Archivist Joan Ilacqua at joan_ilacqua@hms.harvard.edu.

Since 2000, many faculty and staff members have volunteered their time to make the Archives for Women in Medicine a reality. We are grateful for their contributions, their advice, and their advocacy.

Past AWM Committee Members:

Eleanor Shore M.D., Harvard Medical School, Former Chair
Kathryn Hammond Baker, Center for the History of Medicine
Carol Bates, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Lauren Dewey Platt, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School
Lynn Eckhert Ph.D. M.D., Partners Harvard Medical International
Ruth Freiman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Anne Fladger, Brigham and Women's Hospital Medical Library
Estherann Grace M.D., Children's Hospital Boston
Amalie Kass, Harvard Medical School 
Cynthia Kettyle, M.D., McLean Hospital
Donna Lawton, Massachusetts General Hospital
Meryl S. LeBoff M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Ursula Matulonis M.D., Dana Farber Cancer Instititute
Lisa Muto, Ph.D, Harvard Medical School 
Carol Nadelson M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital
Malkah Notman, M.D., Cambridge Health Alliance
Scott H. Podolsky M.D., Center for the History of Medicine
Robert Seger, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy A. Rigotti M.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Jo Solet Ph.D., Cambridge Health Aliance
Nancy J. Tarbell, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Jacqueline Wolf M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Archives for Women in Medicine Project Archivist

The AWM program is fully integrated into the Center for the History of Medicine. Beginning in 2005, AWM efforts have been led by a project archivist dedicated to collecting women’s collections, organizing lectures and events to celebrate AWM and women in medicine, collaborating to further AWM goals and objectives, opening collections, and fundraising. Past AWM Project Archivists include Giordana Mecagni, Jessica Sedgwick, and Carolyn Hayes.

Since 2015, Joan Ilacqua has served as AWM Project Archivist. Joan has been with the Center for the History of Medicine since 2014, previously serving as an oral history project coordinator. Joan has a background in public history and advocacy, and brings a wide variety of museum and archives experience to the AWM program. For inquiries about the Archives for Women in Medicine, contact Joan at 617-432-7393 or by email at Joan_Ilacqua@hms.harvard.edu.