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The Bullitt Club is pleased to announce the essay competition for 2015-2016, open to all UNC-Chapel Hill students. To encourage interest and recognize scholarship in the history of medicine, the McLendon-Thomas Award in the History of Medicine, with a prize of $500, will be given annually for the best unpublished essay on an historical topic in the health sciences. The essay may address any aspect of the history of the health sciences and should be 3000-5000 words in length.

Entries must be submitted on or before September 30th, 2016. Entries should be sent electronically via email attachment to Dr. Raul Necochea.

Questions concerning the award can also be directed to Dr. Necochea at

The past winner of the 2015 McLendon-Thomas Award is Scott Nelson. His presentation, along with past McLendon-Thomas Award winners, is available on the Bullitt Club website.

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