HPS Alum Awarded Research Fellowship

Author: Tori Davies

Sarah Naramore

HPS alum Sarah Naramore (HPS 2018) and assistant professor of history at Northwest Missouri State University was awarded a research fellowship from the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine for her project “Nature and Nurture: Endemic Goiter, Geography, and Heredity in American Medicine, 1800-1930.” The project uses endemic goiter – the swelling of the thyroid gland usually due to iodine deficiency – as a lens to unpack and challenge narratives about health and place and early ideas about genetics in the nineteenth century. The fellowship provides research funding to visit multiple libraries and archives within the consortium.