Ms. Lee Ann Salandy-Gill, an Accreditation Support Specialist/ Health Planner at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, has been selected by the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown to participate on the 2021 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program. She recently departed for the United States to begin her program at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Ms. Salandy-Gill will conduct lectures and research in the university’s Healthcare Department from August 1 to December 17, 2021. She also plans to study practices that increase efficiencies that reduce the time patients await discharge from hospital. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is a unique U.S. exchange program in which U.S. universities host a scholar from abroad for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 students worldwide with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Led by the United States government in partnership with 49 binational commissions and 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects.