David Grainger

Grainger’s Global Education Efforts Expand.

Biomedical Engineering Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

David Grainger

has received a 2016 Fulbright Scholar Award to support his four-month visiting faculty position, lecturing and conducting research at the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Centre for Bioengineering and Nanomedicine, and Centre for Innovation at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where Grainger was named 2015 William Evans Visiting Faculty Fellow.

Separately, Grainger has been named Program Advisor for Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), China’s premier medical school and biomedical research institute in Beijing.

Additionally, Grainger chaired the NIH-CSR Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel for “Assessing Bioengineering /Computational Biology study sections” in Washington, DC. The national panel reviewed Center for Scientific Review grant proposal assignments and recommended re-alignment of current review panels along the lines of emerging research priorities.

Founded by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright in 1946, the

Fulbright Scholar Program

seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Competitively selected U.S. citizens apply for and receive support to study, conduct research, and exercise their talents abroad. The Fulbright program is recognized among the most prestigious international scholar awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Managed by the Institute of International Education, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright program from an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. Additional direct and in-kind support comes from partner governments, foundations, corporations, and host institutions both in and outside the U.S. Only four New Zealand Fulbright scholars are named annually.

The University Council established the William Evans fund of the University of Otago in 1946 under the will of the late Dr. William Evans, a well-known family physician in Dunedin, who died in 1943. He bequeathed the remainder of his estate to the University of Otago, which on the recommendation of the Professorial Board, is mainly devoted to financing a Visiting Professorship for the promotion and encouragement of learning. Fellowships are by invitation from the University on the recommendation of the William Evans Selection Committee.

Established by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1915, PUMC was the first medical school in China and the first to provide a Western-medicine educational and training model to Chinese medical students. PUMC remains the most prestigious and highly competitive medical school in China, providing high quality medical care and cutting-edge biomedical research to an international community.