IUPUI's Dr. Suzanne Babich receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

The Office of International Affairs (OIA), in partnership with Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, is proud to announce IUPUI's Dr. Suzanne Babich has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Babich, Associate Dean of Global Health and Global Health Acting Chair at IUPUI, will work with colleagues in Croatia to build educational programming at the University of Rijeka as part of an initiative to internationalize interdisciplinary trainings for health professionals and increase their knowledge and capacity to advance solutions to the world's most urgent global health challenges. A practitioner as well as now a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Babich will share expertise and foster connections across communities in both the United States and Croatia, building off her interests in international, interdisciplinary education and the science and practice of developing people-centered health systems, as well as her experience in delivering culturally proficient health services and developing health policies, such as domestic and international dietary recommendations.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Babich has the opportunity to join a network of professionals leading groundbreaking research and forging international partnerships around the world. The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program, boasts a talented group of alumni, including 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Price recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government. Dr. Babich joins 2022's cohort of Fulbright Scholars celebrating the 76th anniversary of the program, which has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a Fulbright Scholar in Croatia! I look forward to working alongside colleagues there and to see what we will create together. Living and working outside of your home country are among the richest and most rewarding forms of education I know. I encourage everyone to consider a Fulbright experience," said Dr. Babich.

For further information about the Fulbright Program, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone (202) 632-6452 or E-mail ECA-Press@state.gov.