‘StoryCorps’ to Feature SU Alumna Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77
Physician Dr. Sharon Brangman ’77 and her daughter Dr. Jenna Lester will be the subject of a “StoryCorps” interview, to be broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition” on Friday, Jan. 26 at 6:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. EST.
This interview is a result of “Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine,” an open access book conceived and edited by Syracuse University professors Cathryn Newton and Samuel Gorovitz from the College of Arts and Sciences. The book includes profiles of Dr. Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, pioneering women doctors at SUNY Upstate Medical University and was written by Danielle Roth ’16, with photographs by Drew Osumi ’16, both Newhouse School alumni. Following her work on “Triple Triumph,” Roth interned with “StoryCorps,” where she pitched and produced the story on Brangman and Lester.
“Triple Triumph” was published in September 2017 by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of Syracuse University Press and Syracuse University Libraries. To date, it has been downloaded 2,755 times from 25 countries.
“We are proud that Dr. Brangman’s scientific and medical career began at Syracuse when she was an undergraduate—and are especially proud to have collaborated with her on ‘Triple Triumph.’ Her daughter Dr. Jenna Lester is a highly accomplished scientist and physician, as well. We hope all friends of Syracuse University tune in to hear their story tomorrow,” says Newton.
“StoryCorps” is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by capturing their stories. “StoryCorps” interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.