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BU Professor Awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Dr. Richard Laing, a professor of global health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been awarded a  Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship to help develop pharmaceutical policy courses at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

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[Photo: Dr. Richard Laing]

The fellowship program is administered by the Institute for International Education and was designed to encourage African scholars in the U.S. and Canada to help develop educational institutions in Africa. The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program provides funding and a structure for African-born academics at accredited higher education institutions in the United States and Canada to collaborate with colleagues at accredited higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda on capacity-building education projects.

While in South Africa, Dr. Laing will work on a project titled: “Curriculum Co-development and Graduate Teaching in Face-to-Face Short Courses and Online Modules in Pharmaceutical Public Health and Policy”.

To learn more about the fellowship, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2014/11/03/gh-professor-awarded-carnegie-african-diaspora-fellowship/