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SW Associate Professor Selected to Fulbright Specialist Roster

SW Associate Professor Selected to Fulbright Specialist Roster

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and World Learning, has selected Dr. Iraida V. Carrion to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster in the area of social work. Associate Professor Carrion is the first faculty member in the USF School of Social Work appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) sends faculty and professionals from the United States to businesses and academic institutions in more than 140 countries around the world. Countries eligible to participate in the program are those where there is a U.S. embassy or a Fulbright commission.

Selected specialists serve three-year appointments as expert consultants on research, curriculum and faculty development. Dr. Carrion is recognized nationally and internationally for her work pertaining to end-of-life care, cancer healthcare inequities, and health literacy among Latinos and indigenous communities. She is eager to share her knowledge and skills with researchers, scholars, and students globally. She will remain on the FSP's roster until February of 2022.

Dr. Carrion is proud to represent the School of Social Work and the university in this capacity and to bring her experiences back to USF. She has previously received an invitation for a Fulbright Specialist appointment in Spain and India.