Inspiring innovation from tradition

Alain Touwaide - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Degrees (all Summa cum laude)

1975, University of Louvain (Belgium), BA Classics

1978, University of Louvain (Belgium), MA Oriental Studies

1981, University of Louvain (Belgium), Ph.D. Classics

1997, University of Toulouse (France), Qualification to direct research programs

 

Languages

Mother tongue: French

Fluent: English, Italian, Spanish

Reading: Catalan, Dutch, Flemish, German, Portuguese

Ancient languages: Greek and Latin (classical and medieval), Arabic (classical)

 

Recent positions and appointments

2007- current, Scientific Director, Institute for the Preservation of Medical Traditions, Washington, DC, USA

2007-2011, Historian of Sciences, Department of Botany, NMNH, SI, Washington, DC, USA

2005-2007, Scientific Program Administrator, Department of Botany, NMNH, SI, Washington, DC, USA

2002-2004, Scholar in Residence, National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, USA

2000-2001, Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, History of Science, University of Oklahoma, OK, USA

1999-2000, Research Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, Washington, DC, USA

1997-1999, Visiting Professor in Humanities, National Foundation for Scientific Research, Madrid, Spain

1995-1996, Research Fellow, Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies, Naples, Italy

1993-1994, Visiting Professor, Department of History of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Spain

 

Professional service (major elective functions)

2011-current, Vice-President, Toxicology History Association

2008-2012, Vice-President, International Society for the History of Medicine

2008-2010, Immediate Past-President, International Association for the History of Nephrology

2008-2009, Immediate Past President, Washington Academy of Sciences

2007-2008, President, Washington Academy of Sciences

2005-2008, President, International Association for the History of Nephrology

2006-2008, General Secretary, International Society for the History of Medicine

 

Prizes

2008, Medal for Achievement in Scientific Research, University of Messina, Italy

2003, Award for Achievement in Behavioral and Social Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences

1999, First Prize. Annual Contest, Academy of Letters and Fine Arts, Belgium

1997, Triennial De Jonckheere Prize for the History of Medicine, Academy of Medicine, Belgium

1977, First Prize. National Contest for Travel Grants, Ministry of Education, Belgium

1975, First Prize. National Contest for the Best Degree Thesis, Ministry of Education, Belgium

 

Honors: election as Fellow of

2012, Accademia di Storia dell'Arte Sanitaria, Rome, Italy

2011, Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

2008, American Association for the Advancement of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, USA

2003, Washington Academy of Sciences

1997, Linnean Society of London, UK

1991, International Academy for the History of Pharmacy, Den Hague, Netherlands

 

Publications

400+ publications, including 7 books (5 co-authored); co-editing and editing of 6 books; 170 entries in encyclopedias and dictionaries; 120+ papers in co-authored books, peer-reviewed journals, and proceedings of international conferences.

 

 

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