Two of our students have won prestigious awards!
Chris Willoughby is a CofC History alum and Benjamin Schaffer is a current undergrad in the department. Ben’s award-winning paper, “The Euro-Confederate Doctors: The Impact of the 19th Century European Medical World on the Careers of Three Southern Physicians,” began as a project in Professor Steere-Williams’ HIST 291 class. Dr. Steere-Williams worked closely with Ben on the paper and is very proud of his success. Congratulations to both gentlemen!
The Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) announces the winners of the 2014 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Research Paper Competition. First prize in the graduate category is awarded to Chris Willoughby, a history Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University for his paper, “Running away from Drapetomania: Rethinking Samuel Cartwright and Racial Medicine in the Antebellum South.” First prize in the undergraduate category is awarded to Benjamin Schaffer, a history major at the College of Charleston for his paper, “The Euro-Confederate Doctors: The Impact of the 19th Century European Medical World on the Careers of Three Southern Physician.”
Both first-prize winners receive $1500 and are invited to publish their papers in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association. Papers were judged by: Dr. Peter McCandless, professor emeritus, department of history at the College of Charleston; Dr. Charles S. Bryan, professor emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine and former editor of the Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, and Dr. Robert Ball, adjunct assistant professor in MUSC’s Department of Public Health Sciences.