Bowdoin Historian Wins Coveted Mellon Fellowship For Diabetes Research

Matthew Klingle

Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Matthew Klingle has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Klingle was one of only 15 scholars nationwide chosen for the fellowship.

Klingle will be exploring the environmental history of diabetes and chronic disease in the United States, beginning in the late 19th century to the present day.

“Until recently, scientists believed that only micro-organisms generated epidemic disease,” observes Klingle. “Soaring rates of diabetes nationally and globally have prompted many to reconsider what defines an epidemic.” Read more.

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