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UM-Flint Physical Therapy Hosting Fulbright Scholar from Nigeria

  • September 17th, 2013 By: UM-Flint News
Olubusola Esther Johnson, expert in orthopedic physical therapy

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Johnson’s primary objective while on the UM-Flint campus is to do a comparative study of professional physical therapy curricula between Nigeria and the United States.

The University of Michigan-Flint has been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Nigeria during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Olubusola Esther Johnson, an expert in orthopedic physical therapy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, was awarded the Fulbright grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Johnson will lecture on cultural competence and orthopedic special topics. Her primary objective while on the UM-Flint campus is to do a comparative study of professional physical therapy curricula between Nigeria and the United States. During her visit she will participate in teaching, faculty meetings, curriculum review, state and national physical therapy, professional, and educational conferences; and visits with other universities and physical therapy clinics.

Johnson is one of approximately 800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and/or research in the United States through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in 2013-2014. The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program operates in over 155 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 approximately 318,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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