The History of LAMPHHS

(Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences)

ALHHS

In 1976, the Association of Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences counted 29 members. In 1992 the organization expanded to become Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences.

MeMa

The Medical Museums Association was created to promote long-term contacts among individuals, institutions, and organizations involved in collecting historical artifacts and objects of interest to the health sciences.

Current Officers

Treasurer Elisabeth Brander
Contact

Bernard Becker Library, Washington University School of Medicine
(St. Louis, Missouri)

Term: 2023-2025
Officer at Large Brooke Guthrie
Contact

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
(Durham, North Carolina)

Term: 2023-2025
Officer at Large Emily Beck
Contact

Wangensteen Historical Library, University of Minnesota Libraries
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Term: 2023-2025
President Polina Ilieva
Contact

Archives and Special Collections, UC San Francisco Library
(San Francisco, California)

Term: 2022-2024
Vice President Keith C. Mages (he/him/his)
Contact

Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, University at Buffalo
(Buffalo, New York)

Term: 2022-2024
Secretary/Clerk Carrie Meyer
Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center
(Omaha, Nebraska)

Term: 2022-2024
Officer at Large Nicole Topich (she/her/hers)
Contact

Oskar Diethelm Library, DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry: History, Policy, & the Arts, Weill Cornell Medical College
(New York, New York)

Term: 2022-2024
Officer at Large Rebecca Williams (she/her/hers)
Contact

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives
(Durham, North Carolina)

Term: 2022-2024

Appointments 2022-2023

The Watermark

Co-Editor (Indefinite Term): Bob Vietrogoski • Contact
(George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, Rutgers University)

Co-Editor (Indefinite Term): Tara Wink • Contact
(Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland)

Associate Editor (Indefinite Term): Maria Shellman • Contact
(McGoogan Health Sciences Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Layout Editor (Indefinite Term): Brooke Fox • Contact
(Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina)

Book Review Editor (Indefinite Term): Erin Torell (she/her/hers) • Contact
(McGoogan Health Sciences Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Associate Book Review Editor (Indefinite Term): Arlene Shaner • Contact
(New York Academy of Medicine Library)

Committees 2023-2024

Archivist

Jodi Koste • Contact (Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University)

Education Committee (2022- )

Anna Schuldt, Chair • Contact (Waring Historical Library, Medical University of South Carolina)

Judy Chelnick • Contact

Ashley Stevens • Contact

Membership Directory

Carrie Meyer, Chair • Contact (Special Collections & Archives, Leon S. McGoogan Health Sciences Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center)

Website Committee (2023-)

Cassie Nespor, Chair • Contact
Lucy Ross, Annual Meeting/Educational Programs Website Content Editor • Contact
Curtis Forte, Social Media/Watermark/News Website Content Editor • Contact
Amanda Garfunkel, Officer/Committee/Appointees/Awards Website Content Editor • Contact

Travel Scholarships Committee (2023-2024)

Elaine Thornton, Chair • Contact (Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah)

Charlotte Lellman • Contact (Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard University)

Publication Awards Committee (2023-2024)

Emily Novak Gustainis, Chair • Contact (Center for the History of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Countway Library

Steve Novak • Contact (Retired)

Steve Hussman • Contact (University of Arizona)

Recognition Awards Committee (2023-2024)

Katherine Isham, Chair • Contact (Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library, Yale University)

Jessica Johnson • Contact (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Roger Pena • Contact (Duke University)

LAMPHHS Annual Meeting 2024

(Kansas City, Missouri): Program Committee

Paula Summerly, Chair • Contact (Old Red Medical Museum, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston)

Amanda L. Mahoney • Contact (Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University)

Sheridan Sayles • Contact (Nathan Cummings Center Library, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Susan Sacharski • Contact (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Gabrielle Barr • Contact (Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum)

Nominating Committee (2023-2024)

Melissa Grafe, Chair • Contact (Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Yale University)

Russell Johnson • Contact (University of California, Los Angeles Library Special Collections)

Shelley McKellar • Contact (Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Western University)

Awards

View guidelines for travel scholarships and awards for distinguished service, Recognition of Merit, publication and curatorship.

Visit here to see a list of past winners.

GUIDELINES