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  • Welcome! | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    research of associated faculty from across the university Interdisciplinary study faculty student interaction and individual mentoring characterize both the graduate and undergraduate programs Our graduate program thrives due to current graduate students and also a distinguished group of alumni who are leading scholars and professionals Recent graduates enjoy success in the job market The Department s interdisciplinary commitment is also reflected in the undergraduate program s two majors Science Technology and Society STSC and Health and Societies HSOC Both combine a strong departmental core with an concentration focused on the student s individual interest that draws on courses from across the university A diverse group of STSC Alumni and HSOC Alumni in a wide array of positions and institutions provide a supportive network for undergraduates Department News Image galleries Guidelines for Classroom and Department Visitors Claudia Cohen Hall home of the Department Chair Robert Aronowitz Graduate Chair John Tresch Science Technology Society Chair Adelheid Voskuhl Health Societies Director Beth Linker Home People Undergraduate Programs Graduate Program Courses Research Teaching Events Department News Department Life History Contact Search this site Department of History and Sociology of Science 303 Claudia Cohen Hall 249 S 36th Street Philadelphia PA 19104 6304 215 898 8400 News Tenure Track Position in Global Health Remembrances for Thomas Hughes and Henrika Kuklick Dr Theresa Walls STSC Senior Hillel Neumark senior thesis research featured in Penn News Today Voskuhl research headlined in SAS Frontiers Erica Dwyer gets residency Matthew Hersch goes to Harvard Kristoffer Whitney goes to RIT HSS prominent in January issue of Technology and Culture STSC Senior Emma Schad senior thesis research featured in Penn News Today James Voelkel makes blogger s list of great history of science books STSC Senior Paul Marett featured in Dec 12th Penn Current Professor Aronowitz elected to Institute of Medicine

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  • Department History | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    Philosophy of Science it combined faculty from the disciplines of history philosophy anthropology sociology chemistry physics biology engineering English and American civilization Loren Eiseley 1907 1977 long time University of Pennsylvania Museum anthropologist essayist and poet and Provost from 1959 1961 was one of the first faculty members in the new program In 1970 it became the Department of History and Sociology of Science with its own core faculty in addition to associated faculty from many departments Alumni from four decades of the HSS doctoral program are found at research universities research institutes museums and in the business world In 2010 the Department celebrated forty years of scholarship and teaching with a reunion for its graduate alumni of which more than a third attended History and Sociology of Science continues the tradition of using the tools of the humanities and social sciences to study science technology and medicine Its scholars examine and elucidate the relations between the technical practice of scientists engineers medical researchers and clinicians and the material social political and cultural context in which those practices occur In addition to its outstanding graduate program the department offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors Science Technology and Society which examines the

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  • Department Faculty | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    Societies Program Jonathan Moreno David and Lyn Silfen University Professor Professor of History and Sociology of Science Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy Professor of Philosophy by courtesy Projit B Mukharji Assistant Professor Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies John Tresch Associate Professor Graduate Chair Adelheid Voskuhl Associate Professor Chair Science Technology and Society Program Emeritus and Retired Faculty Ruth Schwartz Cowan Professor Emerita Steven Feierman Professor Thomas

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  • Faculty Research Specializations | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    Investing in the Future of Nursing Chris Feudtner Complex chronic conditions Family and parent supports David Gibson What happens and at the expense of what else Actions have consequences and some hinge on the fact that when one thing happens other things that could have happened at the same time do not This is true and important at many levels of analysis including in face to face interaction where simultaneity limitations are especially obvious He s explored the implications of this through research on the way in which network relations like friendship affect conversational turn taking research on the consequences of interruption in adversarial interactional settings research on the effects of conversational exclusion on discursive options in group discussions research on the way in which scheduling decisions mediate between networks and diffusion and research on media coverage and non coverage of different sorts of news e g foreign national Other interests include theory micro spatial dynamics sequence analysis and the logic of social research Ann Norton Greene Technological change environmental history agricultural history 1860 1960 Sarah Hope Kagan Dr Kagan s program of clinical research is centered on human experience and illness with a focus on symptom experience for older adults particularly those who have cancer Her second book forthcoming from Penn Press in 2009 is entitled Cancer in the Lives of Older Americans Blessings and Battles Dr Kagan commonly examines the experience of cancer for older adults through narrative inquiry using head and neck cancer as a model of cancer in older adults Her current explorations include a collaborative project to understand embodiment in younger and older individuals who have oral tongue cancer Dr Kagan welcomes undergraduate students in particular as collaborators in her research Peter Kanetsky Dr Kanetsky s research is focused on investigations of inherited genetic variation and its relationship to disease outcomes in particular cancer development and progression He is an integral investigator in local and international efforts examining genetic factors for melanoma and testicular germ cell tumors Dr Kanetsky also in involved investigation genetic factors an their association with progression of chronic kidney disease Michael Kulik David Mandell Dr Mandell s research focuses on the organization financing and delivery of services to children with autism and provides the basis for the development of interventions at the individual provider and system levels to decrease the age at which children with autism are recognized and enter treatment and to improve the services and supports available to them and their families He is the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health NIMH career development award to understand why the diagnosis of autism is so often delayed and principal investigator on an NIMH funded study to examine the relationship between states policies and their delivery of health services to children with autism Adrienne Martin Dr Martin most interested in what it is to be a moral agent She is especially interested in moral deliberation and practical reasoning In broadest terms her work examines the relation between practical reasoning

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  • Workshop Series in History and Sociology of Science, Medicine and Technology | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    April 6 2015 Stephen Pemberton New Jersey Institute of Technology The Fix Is In How Gene Therapy for Hemophilia is Challenging Our Notions of Cure HSS Workshop Matthew Wisnioski Monday April 13 2015 Matthew Wisnioski Virgina Tech What Makes Innovators Innovation Expertise and the Technoscientific Self HSS Workshop Nandini Bhattacharya Monday April 20 2015 Nandini Bhattacharya University of Dundee Nationalist Science in Colonial India The Making of an Indian Pharmacopeia

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  • Associated Faculty | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    Sociology Ann Norton Greene Adjunct Assistant Professor Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies Matthew Hersch Lecturer in Bioengineering Lecturer in Science Technology and Society Research Associate Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Andi Johnson Lecturer Health Societies Associate Fellow Ware College House Sarah Hope Kagan Lucy Walker Honorary Term Professor of Gerontological Nursing Michael Kulik Lecturer Earth and Environmental Science Public Affairs Director EPA Walter Licht Walter H Annenberg Professor of History Elizabeth Mackenzie Division Manager and Adjunct Assistant Professor GSE Applied Psychology HUman Development David Mandell Associate Professor Psychiatry and Pediatrics Associate Director Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research Sharrona Pearl Assistant Professor of Communication Annenberg School for Communication Richard Pepino Lecturer Earth and Environmental Science Ian Petrie Associate Director Center for Teaching and Learning Adriana Petryna Edmund J and Louise W Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology Ralph Rosen Professor Classical Studies Associate Dean for Graduate Studies School of Arts and Sciences Jason Schnittker Associate Professor of Sociology J Sandford Schwartz Professor of Medicine Health Care Management and Economics Leon Hess Professor in Internal Medicine Jamie Shuda Director of Outreach and Education Institute for Regenerative Medicine Associate Adjunct Professor Johns Hopkins School of Education Susan B Sorenson

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  • Graduate Program in History and Sociology of Science (HSS) | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    and Sociology of Science Requirements The Graduate Group M D Ph D Program Financial Aid Alumni Ph D s 1970 2010 Recent Graduates HSS Dissertations The M A Program in HSS FAQs about Graduate School Choosing an Appropriate Program HSS Graduate Student Life How to Apply to the HSS Graduate Program Submatriculation for Undergraduates Home People Undergraduate Programs Graduate Program Courses Research Teaching Events Department News Department Life History Contact

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  • Graduate Students | Department of History and Sociology of Science
    Hoffarth Doctoral Candidate Entered 2011 Prashant Kumar Graduate Student Entered 2014 Whitney Laemmli Doctoral Candidate Entered 2009 Elaine LaFay Doctoral candidate Entered 2011 Luke Messac Graduate Student Entered 2012 Marissa Mika Doctoral Candidate Entered 2008 Visiting Researcher University of California Berkeley CSTMS Mary Mitchell Doctoral candidate Entered 2011 Rebecca Mueller Graduate Student Entered 2014 Jeff Nagle Graduate Student Entered 2013 Tamar Novick Doctoral Candidate Entered 2008 Lisa Ruth Rand Doctoral

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