Nursing Professor Selected as Fulbright Scholar

(Los Angeles – December 10, 2012) Ann Williams, RNC, EdD, FAAN, Associate Dean for Research at the UCLA School of Nursing, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar in Poland for the academic year 2012. 

Her appointment is with the Medical University of Warsaw for four months, beginning February 2013. During the Fellowship, Dr. Williams will collaborate with faculty at the Department of Nursing in the Medical University of Warsaw (MUW) to further develop initiatives promoting critical thinking, humanism, and inter professional education.

While in residence at MUW, she will also consult on the development of the academic nursing program and will teach interdisciplinary courses on research ethics, evidence-based practice and patient-provider relationships. Dr. Williams will share emerging U.S. models of nursing and medical education, such as the role of nurses in primary care, and current approaches to collaborative practice through medical homes and health care teams. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

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