CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy faculty Drs. Diana Romero and Luisa N. Borrell were awarded the Giner de los Ríos Visiting Scholar fellowship from the University of Alcalá (UAH) in Madrid, Spain. The professors will travel to Madrid for eight weeks in 2019 to work with UAH faculty on research initiatives.
The fellowship is targeted towards internationally-recognized investigators to strengthen research collaborations within the departments and institutes at UAH and to promote collaborations with international universities. The fellowship is given to 20 investigators every year. The awards facilitate collaborations as part of a memorandum of understanding between UAH and CUNY SPH.
Dr. Romero is associate professor and chair of the community health and social sciences department. Dr. Borrell chairs the department of epidemiology and biostatistics and was recently named distinguished professor by the CUNY Board of Trustees.