Miriam Lipton, a PhD candidate at Oregon State University in the History and Philosophy of Science program was recently awarded the prestigious W. Stull Holt Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship is given by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). The fellowship is intended to help defray travel costs for dissertation research.
Lipton’s dissertation focuses on the history of antibiotic and bacteriophages and how scientists and institutions in the Soviet Union and the U.S. approached treating bacterial infections in the wake of growing antibiotic resistance amidst the backdrop of the Cold War. Currently, Lipton is examining documents from the World Health Organization and United States based microbiologists who worked on antibiotics and bacteriophages between 1920 and 1969.
Lipton looks forward to using the fellowship funds to travel to Russia to get a Soviet perspective on her research. She feels very humbled to have received the award and excited to be recognized by SHAFR, since she believes her work speaks well to their mission. She also appreciates the validation that this gives her research.
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