Dr. Joseph Orban Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Nigeria

Dr. Joseph Orban Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Nigeria for Teaching and Research

Dr. Joseph Orban, a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Southern University at Shreveport, has received a Fulbright United States (U.S.) Scholar Program Award to Nigeria in Health Sciences.

During the 10-month program, Dr. Orban will provide lectures in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition in Health and Disease and conduct research in Health Sciences at Benue State University, Nigeria as part of a project to enhance Health Science Instruction and Research at the institution. Dr. Orban will also provide Grant Writing training to the faculty and staff at the University.

Dr. Orban is one of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given more than 370,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 57 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 82 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

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