Margaret Marsh and Wanda Ronner Receive Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Wanda Ronner (my sister and long-time co-author) and I have received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for our current project on the recent history of infertility, reproductive medicine, and reproductive technology.  We are both very excited about the opportunity to bring our joint expertise in the history … Read more …

Remembering Marie Cornelia

Marie Cornelia’s sudden passing last Saturday has left her family, friends and colleagues reeling, not only here at Rutgers-Camden but around the world. Marie was one of the most “alive” people anyone would ever meet. It is still almost impossible to believe that I won’t be seeing her at one of the weekly concerts at … Read more …

In Republican Gender Politics, It’s Back to the Eighteenth Century

Who would have thought that Wanda Ronner’s and my somewhat arcane expertise in theories of conception in the 18th century would strike a chord in national politics now, in 2012? Well, it just goes to show that as long as Republicans keep trying to turn the clock back on women’s rights, our research will never … Read more …

Why It’s Important to Keep Rutgers in Southern New Jersey

On Wednesday, the University of Medicine and Dentistry Advisory Committee, also known as the Barer Committee, recommended that Rowan University and Rutgers-Camden “unite under the Rowan name.” The goal of such a merger would be “to support Cooper Medical School of Rowan University” and “develop a comprehensive public research university.”  On Friday morning, a Philadelphia … Read more …