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CHFM ANNOUNCES RECIPIENT OF ANNUAL SANDRA L. PANTHER HISTORY OF FAMILY MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP

May 21, 2018

The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) announced today the recipient of the 2018 Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine.

Kate Rowland, MD, MS, FAAFP of Aurora, Illinois has been awarded the CHFM’s Eighth Annual Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine for her project “Histories and Stories as Antidote for Modern Family Medicine Challenges.”

Dr. Rowland serves as a core faculty member at the Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency. She is also an Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine at Rush University. Currently, she is the Associate Clerkship Director for the Primary Care Clerkship at Rush University.

A prolific writer, Dr. Rowland is formerly the Editor in chief of the Priority Updates from the Research Literature series, produced with the Family Physicians Inquires Network and published in the Journal of Family Practice. Currently, she is an associate medical editor of FP Essentials and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Practice. She holds a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame, a MS degree from the University of Chicago, and an MD from the Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.  After residency, she also completed a fellowship in primary care clinical research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Rowland’s fellowship project “Histories and Stories as Antidote for Modern Family Medicine Challenges” will analyze family medicine’s response to previous instances of change, challenge and hard times and use oral and written histories to identify how family physicians have responded to those challenges.  According to Dr. Rowland, “Our history is valuable for approaching and thinking about today’s problems, and its value can be seen through a few lenses. Perhaps individual family doctors who have gotten through hard times will offer inspiration and perspective that current family physicians will find useful.”  

On receiving the news that she had been awarded the fellowship, Dr. Rowland said, “I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to dig into the Center’s archives and interview senior family physicians about our history. I hope to share the lessons learned.”

The CHFM presently sponsors one $2,000 Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine each year. Now renamed the Sandra L. Panther Fellowship in the History of Family Medicine in honor of former AAFP Foundation executive director Sandra L. “Sandy” Panther, interested family physicians, residents, students, other health professionals, historians, scholars, educators, scientists and others are invited to apply for the 2019 Fellowship. For more information, please visit the Center’s website(www.aafpfoundation.org).

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 more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 (ext. 4420 or 4422), via fax at (913) 906-6095, via e-mail at chfm@aafp.org, or visit our website(www.aafpfoundation.org).


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AAFP FOUNDATION WELCOMES NEW CHFM SPECIALIST TO THE CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF FAMILY MEDICINE

April 2018

Beginning the week of April 16th, the Foundation welcomed new CHFM Specialist Ms. Crystal Bauer to the Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM).

Crystal holds a B.A. degree in Psychology & History from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. She comes to us from Vatterott College, where she served as a Learning Resource Coordinator managing their library. Prior to this, she also held positions as a Librarian at Littler Mendelson law firm and Metropolitan Community College.

As CHFM Specialist, Crystal will be working in the Center on a permanent, part-time (20/hrs. a week) basis to assist the CHFM Manager in all aspects of the Center’s operations, including processing archival materials, library books and museum artifacts, handling reference requests, providing tours and other presentations, as well as providing support services to the CHFM Board of Curators. 

“We are excited to have Crystal join us,” said Don Ivey, CHFM Manager. “The Center and the Foundation are very fortunate to have someone with her energy, talent and enthusiasm working here as part of our team.”

Housed at AAFP headquarters and administered by the AAFP Foundation, the Center serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, exhibition and study of materials relating to the history of Family Medicine in the United States.  For more information on the Center, please contact Center staff via telephone at 1-800-274-2237 (ext. 4420 or 4422), via fax at (913) 906-6095, or via e-mail at chfm@aafp.org.

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