Beckman, ES, Helft, PR, Torke, AM. "The Content of Hope in Ambulatory Patients with Colon Cancer." Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 3, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 153-164. Click here to read the article.

Schneider, WH. Philanthropy: The difficult art of giving. Nature 497 (16th May, 2013): 311-312. Click here to read the news release.  Click here to read Dr. Schneider’s article in Nature.

Schndier, WH. The History of Blood Transfusion in Africa (Ohio University Press, 2013).

Schneider, WH. "History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa." (article accepted for publication in Transfusion Medicine Reviews).

Lombardo P., Ed.  A Century of Eugenics in America - From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era, available 12/01/2010.

Schneider WH, Balinska M.  Translation, Editing and Annotation of Ludwik Hirszfeld, The Story of One Life.  University of Rochester Press (In press)

Schultz JE, Ed.  Cancer Stories:  The Impact of Narrative on a Modern Malady.  Special issue of the journal Literature and Medicine. (Accepted for publication; anticipated publication year: 2010).

Gunderman R. "Foreword to the Flexner Centenary Issue (by the Guest Editor)."Academic Medicine, February 2010, pp. 188-189.

Schneider WH.  "Smallpox in Africa during colonial Rule," Medical History(2009), 53: 193-228

Gunderman R, Kanter S. "Educating Physicians for Hospital Leadership." Academic Medicine, October 2009, pp. 1348-1351.

Schneider WH, Weber Lupton, S.  "To Benefit Mankind and Encourage Medical and Scientific Research," The Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust, 1973-2007.  Report submitted to the Showalter Trust Committee, July 2, 2009.

Schneider WH.  Profiles in Science: The Alan Gregg Papers database, National Library of Medicine,

Schneider WH, Hong YB.  Fit to Breed: A virtual exhibit (Feb. 2009),

Gunderman R. Leadership in Healthcare.  New York: Springer, 2009, 216 pages.

Gunderman R. We Make a Life By What We Give. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2008, 203 pages.

Gunderman R, Kanter S. "How to Fix the Premedical Curriculum." Academic Medicine, December 2008, pp. 1158-1161.

Gunderman R, Wilson P. "Spirituality in Medicine." Journal of the American College of Radiology, September 2008, pp. 246-250.

Gunderman R. "Giving Our Selves: The Ethics of Anatomic Donation."Anatomical Sciences Education, September 2008, pp. 217-219.

Gunderman R, Hawkins M. "Radiology in the Arts: Self-Portraits of Frida Kahlo."  Radiology, May 2008, pp. 303-306.

Gunderman R. "Ethics and Professionalism: The Patient’s Perspective." Journal of the American College of RadiologyMay 2008, pp. 612-615.

Gunderman R.  Achieving Excellence in Medical Education.  New York: Springer, 2007.  201 pages. (Translated into Korean by Sung Kyun Kwan University Press, 2009).

Stern AM.  "‘We cannot Make a Silk Purse out of a Sow’s Ear’ - Eugenics in the Hoosier Heartland." Indiana Magazine of History 103 (2007): 3-38.

Lantzer JS, Stern AM.  "Building a Fit Society: Indiana’s Eugenics Crusaders."Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History 19 (2007): 4-11.

Gunderman R, Brown B. "Ethics of Pandemic Influenza."  Radiology, June 2007, pp. 629-632.  

Schneider WH.  "Blood Transfusions in the Early Years of AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa," with Ernest Drucker, American Journal of Public Health, 96 (2006), 984-94

Schneider WH.  "War, Philanthropy, and the Creation of the French National Institute of Hygiene," Minerva, 41 (2003), 1-23

Schneider WH.  "Blood Transfusion between the Wars," Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 58 (2003), 187-224

Schneider WH.  "The Model American Foundation Officer: Alan Gregg and the Rockefeller Foundation Medical Divisions," Minerva, 41 (2003), 155-66

Schneider WH. The Rockefeller Foundation and the Development of Biomedicine Throughout the World.   (Indiana University Press, 2002), editor and contributor of "The Men Who Followed Flexner: Richard Pearce, Alan Gregg, and the Rockefeller Foundation Medical Divisions, 1919-1951."

Symposia & Research Workshops

MHHS has sponsored the following symposia and conferences, with both internal and external funding and broad collaboration with campus, community and national organizations:

2008   Cancer Stories - The impact of narrative on a modern malady, a collaborative effort of the Simon Cancer Center, (IU School of Medicine), MHHS Program, and Dept. of English (IUPUI)

A three-day symposium organized around the premise that narratives about cancer in prose, poetry, performance and the visual arts have influenced the ways in which cancer is experienced.

  • Keynote speakers: Arthur Frank, David Cantor, Martha Stoddard Holmes                   
  • Research Workshop: Special journal issue of Literature and Medicine in press.
  • Click here to visit the project’s official website, click here to see a complete Program, or click here to download a Sound Medicine interview     with Symposium plenary speaker, Martha Stoddard Holmes, Ph.D.                   

2007   Indiana Eugenics: History and legacy, 1907-2007, a multi-faceted project that included the symposium, a physical exhibit at the Indiana State Library, a new historical marker across from the state capitol building, a CLE course at the state supreme court, and passing of a concurrent legislative resolution to mark the centennial of and express regret for the world’s first eugenic sterilization law in Indiana by the 115th Indiana General Assembly.

  • Keynote speakers: Daniel Kevles, PhD (Yale University), Joe Palca, PhD (NPR)                   
  • Moderator: Barbara Lewis (WFYI)
  • Edited volume A Century of Eugenics in America - From the Indiana Experiment to the Human Genome Era, to be available 12/01/2010.                   

2006   Health and Philanthropy (assisted the Center on Philanthropy, and edited papers for publication)

2004   Blame and Responsibility in Medicine (funding from Clarian Values)

  • Keynote speaker: Eric J. Cassell, M.D., Cornell University

2000   High Risk Pregnancy: Clinical, Ethical, and Policy Issues
 (co-sponsored with Indiana Section, ACOG)

Recent Research Projects

The following are examples of current and recent five years’ funded research:

Dr. Emily Beckman, PI:

  • Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Indiana Healthcare.  (NEH-Indiana Humanities Council), ES Beckman, PI

Dr. Richard Gunderman, PI:

  • The Face of Radiology (The American College of Radiology), RB Gunderman, PI

Dr. Phil Scarpino, PI

  • 125 Years of Indiana Pharmacy-A History of Indiana’s Pharmacy Assn.(Indiana Pharmacists Alliance), Phil Scarpino, History, PI

Dr. Ch. Didier Gondola, PI

  • The Historical Context of the Emergence of Epidemic HIVs in Sub Saharan Africa (IUPUI International Development Fund), June 2011-April 2012

Dr. William Schneider, PI 

  • An International Collaboration on the Political, Social, and Cultural History of the Emergence of HIV/AIDS (NEH), WH Schneider, PI
  • The History of Western Medicine in China, 1800-1950 (Henry Luce Foundation), WH Schneider, PI
  • Collaboration in Medical Humanities and Social Work between Peking University Health Science Center and IUPUI (International Development Fund grant), WH Schneider, PI
  • The History of Western Medicine in China, 1800-1950 (IU New Frontiers/New Perspectives grant), WH Schneider, PI
  • Historical and anthropological approaches to transfusion safety in Africa: donation, medical (mis)use, public policy and organizational models in Cameroon and Uganda (Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida et le hepatitis [French National AIDS Research Agency]) WH Schneider, Co-PI
  • Epidemiology and clinical patterns of HIV and SIV viruses in Western Cameroon (NIH), WH Schneider, Consultant
  • History of Western Medicine in China - Planning Grant (Rockefeller Archive Center) WH Schneider, PI
  • Fit to Breed: A virtual exhibit (external: NEH-Indiana Humanities Council; internal: MURI & IU New Frontiers grant) WH Schneider, Project Director/Teaching Co-Mentor; YB Hong, Herron School of Art & Design, Co-Mentor
  • Indiana and the Legacy of State and Local Eugenics, 1907-2007 (NIH), WH Schneider, PI
  • History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (Fulbright), WH Schneider, PI
  • Alan Gregg: Profile in Science and Philanthropy (Rockefeller Archive Center), WH Schneider, PI
  • Translation, Editing and Annotation of Ludwik Hirzfeld, The Story of One Life (NIH), WH Schneider, PI
Dr. Hines Mabika Image

Dr. Hines Mabika is currently a visiting scholar and Associate Researcher at both the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Program, and the Arts and Humanities Institute within the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Indiana University, USA.

Dr. Mabika serves as Senior Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. His main domain of expertise is the history of the globalization of western medicine, with a particular focus on medicalization, knowledge transfer, international networks and philanthropy in medicine, individual and institutional health agents, including physicians, nurses, hospitals and laboratories in Africa.

Mabika Joined the University of Bern as Senior Research Assistant (Assistent I or Oberassistent) in 2012. Since 2014, he is Senior Research Associate and Coordinator of the Swiss National Foundation-funded research project „Medical Practice and International Networks: Albert Schweitzer’s Hospital of Lambarene, 1913-1965".

Mabika is since 2011, core member of a group of Swiss Scholars, which organizes a monthly well attended seminar on Public Health, Medicine, and Society at the Lausanne University Institute for the History of Medicine and Public Health.

He previously worked at the University of Basel, Switzerland (2008-2011) as one of the principal investigators within a research project on humanitarian medicine versus missionary medicine in North-eastern South Africa.

Hines Mabika holds a PhD in social history of medicine from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France (2008), a Master for Public Administration in Public Health Networks Management from Paul Cezanne University, France (2007), and a MA in history from the University of Libreville, Gabon (2001). Mabika has given many university courses in both the history of medicine in colonial and postcolonial Africa, and public health networks management, and has organized various seminars and intervened at conferences and workshops at national and international levels.