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May 24, 2011
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

Upstate professor awarded Fulbright grant

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — James Dwyer, Ph. D., associate professor of bioethics and humanities at Upstate Medical University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach bioethics at the Medical School of National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, during the 2011-2012 academic year.

In addition to classes and seminars, Dwyer will assist with development of a graduate bioethics program and the clinical ethics consultation service at National Taiwan University. He also will lead discussions on the ethical decisions made in end-of-life care as well as ethical issues that arise in the context of Taiwan’s universal healthcare and public health sectors. The work reflects Dwyer’s expertise as a teacher and his scholarly work in global health and the ethical issues that arise in the global context.

The Medical School of National Taiwan University is the largest medical school in Taiwan and considered to be the country’s most prestigious.

The Fulbright award is a prestigious award from the Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Fulbright awards are intended to increase mutual understanding between the people of the US and people of other countries. The awards are highly competitive and awarded on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and 75 have received Pulitzers.

Dwyer holds faculty appointments with Upstate’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities and its Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Dwyer is a resident of Syracuse.

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