Monday, September 24, 2012
Goldfarb Professor Receives Fulbright Award
ST. LOUIS - The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded R. Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, AACRN, FAAN, and Goldfarb School of Nursing research professor, a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the Southern Africa Nazarene University in the Kingdom of Swaziland during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Mallinson’s scholarship focuses on building capacity in the health care workforce to improve the delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care services in Southern Africa. As a Fulbright Scholar, he will conduct an outcomes evaluation study of the Swaziland Wellness Centre for Health Care Workers and provide focused programs and lectures on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Swazi culture.
Mallinson is one of approximately 1,100 faculty and professionals in the United States who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those in other countries. This is the first time a member of the Goldfarb School of Nursing staff has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant.
Mallinson joined Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in April 2011, bringing with him extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of HIV/AIDS nursing care.
Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, with a site at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. The College is housed in a nationally recognized educational facility with state-of-the-art classrooms, lecture halls and a Clinical Simulation Institute with six patient simulation labs and two exam rooms providing high-tech, advanced nursing care experiences.
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.