The Surgical History Group (SHG) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has awarded the second annual Archives Fellowship to Cynthia Tang, a doctor of philosophy student in the history of medicine at McGill University, Montreal, QC. Ms. Tang will use the fellowship to conduct research on her project, An Explosion of Interest: Spreading and Controlling the Laparoscopic Revolution through Surgical Training, 1990–2000. The fellowship begins July 1, 2019, and Ms. Tang will present her research findings at the SHG Breakfast Meeting at Clinical Congress 2020 in Chicago, IL. Ms. Tang will receive a $2,000 stipend, funded by the ACS Archives and the ACS Foundation’s Archives Fund.
The annual SHG fellowship is offered to support research in surgical history that uses the resources of the ACS Archives, which includes records of the ACS in Chicago and the Orr Collection in Omaha, NE. Eight applicants submitted proposals on a variety of research topics this year, and applications were evaluated by the Archives Fellowship Selection Committee of the SHG.
The Archives Fund was established to support the mission and operations of the ACS Archives. Direct contributions to support the Archives Fund are welcome. Fellows wishing to make tax-deductible gifts to fund this program are encouraged to contact the ACS Foundation at 312-202-5338.