Pelis To Direct NIH History Office, Stetten Museum
Dr. Kim Pelis has been appointed as director of the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum.
Most recently serving as lead speechwriter on the NIH director’s presentations team in the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, Pelis brings experience in both academic and public history to her new post. She earned a Ph.D. degree in the history of medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a Wellcome Trust postdoctoral fellowship at the Wellcome Institute and the Science Museum, London.
Pelis served on the faculties of the medical history department at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the department of the history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame. Her publications include Charles Nicolle, Pasteur’s Imperial Missionary: Typhus & Tunisia (2006).
She incorporated history into her work on the presentations team and as executive editor of the NIH Director’s Blog (2013-2014). Pelis has won multiple NIH Director’s Awards for this work.