At the AAA Annual Meeting, the SMA recognized medical anthropologists who inform and inspire us with their insightful writing, dedicated teaching and tireless service to the field.

  • SMA Career Achievement Award: Robert Hahn (CDC)
  • Eileen Basker Memorial Prize: Carole Browner (UCLA) and Carolyn Sargent (Washington U in St. Louis), eds., Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives
  • Charles Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize: Daisy Deomampo (CUNY Graduate Center), “Substantiating Kinship in Indian Transnational Surrogacy”
  • Steven Polgar Prize: Cecilia Van Hollen (Syracuse U), “Breast or Bottle? HIV-Positive Women’s Responses to Global Health Policy on Infant Feeding in India,” and Maryna Bazylevych (Luther C), “Vaccination Campaigns in Postsocialist Ukraine: Health Care Provider Navigating Uncertainty”
  • Medical Anthropology Student Association (MASA) Graduate Student Mentoring Award: Peter J .Brown (Emory U)
  • Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Study Group (ADTSG) Graduate Student Paper Prize: Saiba Varma (Cornell U), “Love in the Time of PTSD: Loss, Longing, and Addiction in Kashmir”
  • AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG) Distinguished Service Award: Merrill Singer (U Connecticut)
  • Critical Anthropology of Global Health (CAGH) Rudolf Virchow Awards: Undergraduate Student Paper: Victoria Koski-Karrell (Cambridge Health Alliance), “Knowledges of the Unknown: Living with (Bad) Cholera in North Haiti”; Graduate Student Paper:  Nora J. Kenworthy (Columbia U), “The Body Sac(RED): Public Treatment and Private Interests in Lesotho’s Transnational Garment Sector”; Professional Paper: Sarah Willen (U Connecticut), “Do ‘Illegal’ Migrants Have a ‘Right to Health’? Engaging Ethical Theory as Social Practice at a Tel Aviv Open Clinic”
  • Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) Graduate Student Paper Prize: Natalie Porter (U Oxford), “Bird Flu Biopower: Strategies for Multispecies Coexistence in Viet Nam”
  • Council for Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Most Notable Recent Collection Award: Carole Browner (UCLA) and Carolyn Sargent (Washington U in St. Louis), eds.,  Reproduction, Globalization, and the State: New Theoretical and Ethnographic Perspectives; and Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli (U Haifa) and Marcia Inhorn (Yale U), eds., Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies
  • Council for Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) Graduate Student Paper Prize: Kathryn Goldfarb (Harvard U) for “Replacement and Remediation: Loss and the Pleasures of the Genealogical”


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