SXU nursing professor receives grant
June 14, 2012 3:08PM
Zepure Boyadjian-Samawi received a grant to teach and perform research at Bethlehem University in Palestine. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:10AM
St. Xavier University School of Nursing associate professor Zepure Boyadjian-Samawi recently received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach and perform research during the 2012-13 academic year at Bethlehem University, a Catholic institution in Palestine.
The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Samawi, an expert in nursing pedagogy, will partner with Bethlehem University faculty members to introduce methodology and evaluate its usefulness within the context of Palestinian culture. She also will teach courses in pediatric nursing and in nursing research; present faculty workshops on research and use of simulation equipment in teaching; and support development of study-abroad programming at SXU and Bethlehem University.
In his letter inviting her to Bethlehem University, Robert Smith, vice president for academic affairs, recognized Samawi’s achievements in teaching pediatric nursing and in nursing research, saying her skills would “benefit (Bethlehem University’s) efforts directly, as well as providing a more global vision of the nursing profession.”
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