Professor of Biology Ann Burke recently completed a Fulbright Specialists project in Nepal at The Patan Academy of Health Sciences. It is the mission of this new medical program to train students from rural areas of Nepal who are committed to returning to their villages to provide desperately needed health care. Burke’s project, which involved training local faculty in the teaching of human anatomy for medical students, was completed during the months of May and June.
Burke was one of over 400 American faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright’s Specialists Program. The program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholars Program, provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent U.S. faculty and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post-secondary academic institutions around the world.
The Fulbright Program, in existence for 60 years, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.