Renaissance Women in Medicine Oral History Project
The Renaissance Women in Medicine Oral History Project highlights recipients of the Foundation's Renaissance Award. The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine presents the Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award annually in honor of an outstanding woman physician or scientist in North America
- who has furthered the practice and understanding of medicine in our lifetime and made significant contributions outside of medicine, for example, in the humanities, arts or social sciences;
- whose determination and spirit have carried her beyond traditional pathways in medicine and science; and
- who challenges the status quo with a passion for learning.
The award is a sculpture of Dr. Alma Dea Morani’s hand, representing humanism in medicine. The award is presented each fall.
The ongoing Oral History Project has completed interviews with several of the living award recipients including, in some cases, videotaped presentations. The Oral History Project was coordinated by the Foundation’s Oral History Committee.
In addition to the women selected for the oral history project, the exhibit presents the biographies of all recipients of the Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award.