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Faculty & Staff Honors

Brown: Dr. Simin Liu Awarded First Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Health

Dr. Simin Liu has been selected by the Presidential Fulbright Board for a Distinguished Chair in Global Health award 2019-2020. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are widely considered as one of the most prestigious appointments.

Dr. Liu is a professor of epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health, as well as a professor of medicine and professor of surgery at Brown’s Alpert School of Medicine. His work unites molecular genetics, nutrition, clinical medicine, and public health. He also serves as director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health (CGCH) and holds adjunct professorships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Honorary), Guangdong General Hospital/Academy of Medical Sciences, and Fuwai Hospital (Honorary) and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

As a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Dr. Liu will work with international partners in strengthening a network of global health teaching, research, and practice in global cardiometabolic health. He will be hosted by Peking University in Fall 2019 where he will conduct teaching and research activities throughout Southeast Asia.

“As a Fulbright Chair, Simin will join the ranks of eminent scholars selected from all disciplines across America’s Universities this year, including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients,” commented Dr. Alison Field, professor and chair of the epidemiology department at Brown University School of Public Health. “It is the first Fulbright Chair Award in Global Health, which speaks volumes about Simin’s stature in the field. It is an extremely prestigious award for both Simin and the School of Public Health…”

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