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CHFM Announces 2020 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is proud to announce its tenth annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine. Named in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. "Sandy" Panther, the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine encourages interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others to apply.

The successful applicant will be awarded a fellowship grant in an amount of up to $2,000 to support travel, lodging and incidental expenses relating to research on a project of their choosing dealing with any aspect of the history of General Practice, Family Practice, or Family Medicine in the United States. The fellowship will be awarded directly to the individual applicant and not to the institution where he or she may be employed.

The deadline to apply is by 5:00 PM (CDT), Sunday, March 31, 2020. All applications will be reviewed in April, with the Fellowship award announced by May 31, 2020. Complete fellowship rules, application forms, and instructions are available online through the Center’s website at the following link:http://www.aafpfoundation.org/chfmfellowship(www.aafpfoundation.org)

Housed at the national headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and administered by the AAFP Foundation, the mission of the CHFM is to serve as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States for the benefit of the specialty and the public. The CHFM collection includes decades of documents, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia that are professionally cataloged and preserved in a climate-controlled environment.

For more information, please contact:

Crystal Bauer, MLS
Center for the History of Family Medicine
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211
Telephone: (800) 274-2237, ext. 6007
Fax: (913) 906-6095
E-mail: chfm@aafp.org

CHFM Announces New Publication: “A Pocket History of Family Medicine”

September 18, 2019

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) announced today a new publication, entitled A Pocket History of Family Medicine in the United States.

Colorful and richly illustrated, the small (8 ½” x 4”) 36-page “pocket” size booklet is designed to give a brief history of the specialty to family physicians, students, residents, and members of the public to help educate them on the history and evolution of family medicine.

“Throughout every era of U.S. history, general practitioners (GPs) and family physicians (FPs) have been on the front lines of the American health care system. Family medicine practitioners were signers of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, have served as governors, cabinet members, and congressmen; two have even served as U.S. surgeons general,” says Phyl Naragon, director of programs, American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. “The Pocket History is intended as a reminder of the important role family physicians have played as the champions of health care through U.S. history.”

With generous support provided by gifts from the Franciscan Health Indianapolis Family Medicine Residency and Eli Lilly and Company to help fund the project, copies of the Pocket History are available for a suggested donation of twenty-five dollars to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. All proceeds will go to the CHFM Endowment. The CHFM Endowment, a long-term growth fund, was established in 1998 with the goal of eventually establishing the CHFM as a permanently self-supporting and self-sustaining entity within Family Medicine.

“The Pocket History is a great learning tool for medical students―and a great reminder to family physicians―of the proud legacy and heritage of the specialty,” says Naragon.

CHFM Announces New 2019 Intern, Ian Stone

July 3, 2019

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) is happy to announce that beginning the week of July 1st, Mr. Ian Stone will be joining the staff as the Center’s new 2019 CHFM intern.

Ian is originally from Shawnee, Kansas and is presently a senior pursuing a B.A. degree with a double major in History and Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. After graduation this December, he hopes to pursue a career in healthcare.

Each year, the Center accepts applications for one internship position with an emphasis in the history of family medicine.

The position is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students living in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities. The successful applicant must complete a total of 120 hours over eight to 12 weeks; weekly hours and scheduling are flexible. Upon successful completion of the internship, a scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded.

On hearing that he had been selected for the internship, Ian shares that, “I am both shocked and honored to have been selected as the 2019 intern for the Center for the History of Family Medicine and I appreciate the opportunity to work for such an innovative organization as the AAFP Foundation.”

Housed at AAFP headquarters and administered by the non-profit AAFP Foundation, the Center for the History of Family Medicine serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, study, exhibition, and dissemination of materials relating to the evolving history of the specialty of Family Medicine in the United States for the benefit of the specialty and the public.  For more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 (ext. 6007), via fax at (913) 906-6095, via e-mail at chfm@aafp.org, or visit our web site(www.aafpfoundation.org).

 

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