Main Campus and GUMC join forces with NEH grant to new faculty member

April 23, 2021

Lakshmi Krishnan, Assistant Professor of Medicine at GUMC and faculty affiliate of the English Department on the Main Campus, led a team including co-PIs Nicoletta Pireddu of the Department of Italian and Daniel Marchalik at MedStar Health  that has been awarded a $100,000 NEH grant to create a new Medical Humanities minor.  A Faculty Fellow of the Georgetown Humanities Initiative, and the Faculty Director of the Georgetown Medical Humanities Initiative, Professor Krishnan was also awarded a 2020 NEH fellowship to craft her history of medicine book, The Doctor and the Detective: A Cultural History of Diagnosis (Forthcoming, Johns Hopkins University Press).