Updated: Aug 13
Do you know a scholar, researcher, writer, or author who deserves recognition for a long and distinguished record of scholarship and achievements in the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals? Please nominate nominate them for the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy’s 2021 George Urdang Medal!
The George Urdang Medal recognizes the lifetime achievements of a person who, over a sustained period, has made important scholarly contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. It is awarded without regard to citizenship or nationality, and AIHP will be accepting nominations until June 1, 2021.
Nominations must include at least one letter of nomination outlining the nominee’s scholarly contributions to the field. Nominations must also include the nominee’s curriculum vitae (or similar biographical information) and any other documents or supporting materials for the panel to consider. Please email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline.
Nominations for the award are evaluated on the basis of (1) the significance or importance of the nominee’s scholarly contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals; (2) the quality and quantity of the nominee’s published scholarly writings in the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals; (3) the span of time over which the nominee has made contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals; and (4) the nominee’s other contributions to the field of the history of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals (such as exceptional service to professional organizations or publications or outstanding contributions to education).
George Urdang at his desk in 1951.
A panel comprised of the Institute’s Historical Director and four other distinguished historians of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals will judge nominations for the George Urdang Medal. AIHP expects to announce the recipient of the 2021 George Urdang Medal in the fall. Further information about the George Urdang Medal is available on AIHP’s website where you can also read a list of past winners of the George Urdang Medal.
The George Urdang Medal honors Professor George Urdang (1882–1960), a pioneering historian of pharmacy in Germany and the United States, the founding Director of AIHP, and the founder of the first American graduate program in the history of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy.