This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and Clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Abner McGhee Harvey (1911 – 1988) was the former director of the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His early research centered on diseases of the neuromuscular junction, and later he concentrated on systemic lupus erythematosus and paraneoplastic syndromes. After stepping down as Director, Dr. Harvey concentrated on the history of medicine and also served as archivist of The Johns Hopkins Medicine Institution from 1982 – 1987.