Dr. Jessica Adler, a joint professor in the Department of History and the Robert Stempel College of Public Health, has been awarded a most prestigious NEH grant amounting to more than $90,000 for the development of her public history project "War and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration." This is a significant project within the NEH's larger "Dialogues on the Experiences of War" supporting humanities-based programs for military veterans and their families.
Dr. Adler's NEH award constitutes a remarkable accomplishment considering the NEH's Dialogues on the Experiences of War program funded just 13 projects nation-wide. This grant and her recent book with John Hopkins University Press on the history of the U.S. Veteran's Health System consolidate Dr. Adler's growing national and international stature as an expert on the history of public health. It also enhances the Department of History's reputation as a power house in the field of public history and FIU's presence in the field of public humanities, undoubtedly one of our preeminent areas of research, teaching and public outreach.