UMBC’s Deborah Rudacille awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue writing project on addiction.

Deborah Rudacille, professor of the practice in English, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Science Writing. She is one of only two recipients in the category this year, and one of 173 new fellows in all fields, selected from a pool of more than 3,000 applicants from the U.S. and Canada.

Rudacille will spend the 2017 – 2018 academic year researching and writing “The Family Disease: Alcoholism, Addiction, and Inheritance.” This work continues her legacy of writing about scientific topics for broad public audiences in a way that is engaging, nuanced, and resonates with her readers.