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November 2021 Student History Club Lecture to Feature Undergraduate Worthington Prize Winner Arya Singh

by Tabitha Samuel on 2021-11-03T12:00:00-04:00 | Comments

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Arya Singh

The November 2021 Student History Club (SHC) Noon Lecture will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12 PM virtually on Zoom. Arya Singh will present her paper, "Fear, Political Power, and Moralization: Recruitment Strategies Used in Elementary Schools for Jonas Salk’s 1954 Polio Vaccine." Ms. Singh won the undergraduate award in the Waring Historical Library's 2021 Worthington Essay Contest.

Ms. Singh is a senior at Yale University studying the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health while pursuing a Master’s in Public Health in Health Policy. In addition to her academic engagement with public health, Arya was born with a rare disease often compared to Polio that has caused her to use a wheelchair since the age of five and in invasive clinical trials since she can remember, including serving as the first patient to receive the most recently approved drug for her condition. Thus, this paper holds great academic and personal meaning to Arya. Outside of class, Arya is an author of the children’s book Courageous Calla and the Clinical Trial, a Teaching Assistant for Health Economics and Public Policy, and on the New Haven Commission for Disabilities. After college, Arya hopes to work in drug development for children with life-threatening diseases.

Virtual seating is limited, and this event is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 5 PM to reserve your seat and receive log in information.

The November 2021 Student History Club (SHC) Noon Lecture is sponsored by the Waring Library Society and hosted by the Waring Historical Library.

For more information, please contact the Waring at 843-792-2288 or

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