CSUN Professor Janna Beling
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PTs Janna Beling Receives Fulbright Specialist Program Award

January 10, 2024

The US Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced that PT Professor and former Chair Janna Beling has received a Fulbright Specialist Program award to complete a project at Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy in Vietnam. The project aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefitting participants, institutions, and communities in both the US and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities.

The formal press release from the US Department of State goes on to say:

Dr. Janna Rae Beling is one of over 400 U.S. citizens who share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients of Fulbright Specialist awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide. 

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 60 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 88 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government. 

For further information about the Fulbright program, please visit the website for the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.

Read about Beling and CSUN PT helping people around the world (2018).

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