Shore Program - History of Program

In 1995, The Fiftieth Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine was established to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Medical School (HMS) and to acknowledge the important contributions of women to the School. As part of this celebration, a fellowship program was established to help junior faculty, women and men, at the point in their careers when they must teach, do research, compete for grants, publish, or practice (if a clinical faculty member) at the same time they may be assuming increased family or other responsibilities. 

In 1996, recipients of the first ten awards were honored in celebration.  The program was renamed in 2004 to honor the efforts of Dr. Eleanor Shore, former Dean for Faculty Affairs, and Dr. Miles Shore, Bullard Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, on behalf of the 50th Anniversary Program for Scholars in Medicine.

Today, the program continues to honor the Shores’ pioneering efforts and lasting dedication to the development of junior faculty as the Eleanor and Miles Shore Faculty Development Awards Program (Shore Program).  As we embark on the 25th anniversary of the program in 2020, we are proud of the support of over 60+ sponsored awards to our faculty.