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DMU faculty member receives Fulbright Specialists Award

by Barb Boose No Comments

Yogesh Shah, M.D.

Yogesh Shah, M.D., DMU’s associate dean of Global Health, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Rwanda at Kigali Health Institute (KHI), the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced in May.

Shah will work with KHI to establish a center of excellence in palliative care training in Rwanda and neighboring African countries.

Shah is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program. The program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities – two to six weeks – to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at postsecondary academic institutions around the world. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Over its 60 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have taught, studied or conducted research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. More than 285,000 emerging leaders in their professional fields have received Fulbright awards, including individuals who later became heads of government, Nobel Prize winners, and leaders in education, business, journalism, the arts and other fields.

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