Committee on History

Recommends actions and activities to preserve the history of the Society and recognizes its accomplishments. Sponsors an annual medical student essay contest focused on the history of medicine or public health in Massachusetts since the initiation of the MMS in 1781. This committee meets approximately three times a year. 

Committee Members
Scott A. Podolsky, Norfolk, Chair
Alfred DeMaria, Middlesex, Vice Chair
Louis Fazen, III, Worcester
Subramanyan Jayasankar, Suffolk
Edith M. Jolin, Plymouth
Elizabeth J. Quinn, Essex North
Sita Ram Upadhyay, Worcester

Resident and Fellow:  
Member:  Geoffrey M. Rutledge, Suffolk

Medical Students:  
Member:  Samia Osman, Norfolk
Alternate: Roger Dunn, Suffolk

Advisors :
Leonard J. Morse, Worcester
Barbara A. Rockett, Norfolk
Grant V. Rodkey, Suffolk

MMS Staff Liaison
Karen Harrison (

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