Bangdiwala invited to serve on Fulbright Senior Specialists Program committee

August 29, 2007
 

Photograph, Dr. Kant Bangdiwala

Photograph, Dr. Kant Bangdiwala

Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, professor of biostatistics, has been selected to serve on the Public and Global Health Peer Review Committee for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program. The announcement was made by representatives of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), which administers the Fulbright Scholars Program.

The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is an initiative that offers flexible, short-term grants of two to six weeks to academics and professionals in the United States who are recognized as authorities in their fields. Peer review committees help to identify these experts by reviewing applications and making recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Those chosen as Specialists offer their expertise to foreign academic institutions by developing curricula or conducting seminars or other activities.

Bangdiwala was chosen as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in 2005 to work on projects at the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina).

Bangdiwala also has been a Fulbright visiting professor in Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina and South Africa and co-investigator of research projects in Chile, Brazil, India, Zimbabwe and Thailand. He has served on a number of data and safety monitoring committees, has been a review and study section member for National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant reviews, and served as statistical consultant and advisor to the World Health Organization and to editorial boards of scientific journals. A particular expertise of his is the coordination of large, international, multi-center collaborative research projects.

“CIES is very appreciative that [Dr.] Bangdiwala is able to provide this service, which is critical to the success of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program,” said Jack S. Bailey, deputy executive director of CIES.

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School of Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or ramona_dubose@unc.edu.