Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Since its inception in 1946, approximately 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program. 

Leena Lourdu Swamy, PhD(c), M.Sc.
Leena Lourdu Swamy, Principal of the Nursing Institute at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India, was awarded a 2018-19 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowship to serve as a Visiting Scholar at LHSON starting in August 2018 through May 2019. During her time at LHSON, she will conduct research towards her PhD dissertation. Her research proposal is titled Research on Developing and Integrating a Health Care Communication Skills Course into the Curriculum of Undergraduate Nurses for Better Patient Care. To learn more about Leena click here

Lori A. Spies, PhD, RN, NP-C
Dr. Lori A. Spies was selected for a 2017-19 Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award. The award will allow her to teach and collaboratively conduct research in India, Vietnam and Zambia to determine best practices for educating nurses about hypertension. Here is a link to the article, Provider Perceptions about Hypertension: A Mixed Methods Study in Zambia, doi/10.1177/1054773820904634

Shelby Garner, PhD, RN, CNE
Dr. Garner was selected for a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant award to India. LHSON is proud of her work in India with the new Simulation Education and Research Center for Nursing Excellence in Bengaluru, India. To read more about Dr. Garner's simulation education research findings during her Fulbright, please go to https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/inr.12455

Marie Hastings-Tolsma, PhD, CNM, FACM
Dr. Hastings-Tolsma was a U.S. Fulbright Faculty Scholar to South Africa in 2012-2013. The University of Johannesburg was the host institution. During her year in South Africa, Dr. Hastings-Tolsma taught in the Department of Nursing Science and conducted research which focused on the use of indigenous herbs during pregnancy and birth.