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Caroline Hannaway, PhD (1943 to 2024)

ONHM was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Caroline Hannaway, PhD., an historian and editor in our office from 1992 until 2008. She died in Baltimore, Maryland on March 14, 2024. ONHM owes her an enduring debt of gratitude for her many contributions to this office, including to our oral history collection; to the history HIV/AIDS, for which she was jointly supported by the NIH Office of AIDS Research; and to the history of NIH itself. As ONHM’s Founding Director, Dr. Victoria Harden, remarked:

Caroline was my historical colleague and superb editor who first contributed to ONHM’s efforts to document NIH’s response to HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and ‘90s. She then became the editor who reviewed and improved every scholarly book and article manuscript, exhibit script, and website text for the office.

Dr. Hannaway was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She received her PhD (1974) at the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine, where she went on to become an assistant professor and also, from 1983 to 1990, Editor of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine. Later, she was Interim and then Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (2005 to 2013). In 2015, she received the American Association of for the History of Medicine’s Genevieve Miller Lifetime Achievement Award.