Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy selected for Fulbright educators program in France

USF Health’s Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, has been selected for the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France, a designation that will allow her to connect with higher education programs in France to learn about teaching and research collaborative opportunities for the College of Nursing, USF Health and across the University.

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The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France –a bilateral program of the Board of Foreign Scholarships and the Franco-American Commission – enables educators to spend several weeks gaining mutual understanding between people of the United States and France through the cooperation and collaboration among students, teachers and research scholars of both countries. Awardees must be senior-level university administrators with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international aspects of their institutions.

In France, Dr. Morrison-Beedy, who is dean of the USF College of Nursing and Senior Associate Vice President of USF Health, will meet and consult with fellow higher education administrators. The goal is to build avenues for collaboration, she said.

“Comparing education in France, examining research priorities, and identifying major health morbidities among the French population will help advance culturally appropriate and ethical research, education and practice of nursing internationally,” she said.

“This experience will help us develop lasting connections in France and will allow the USF College of Nursing to continue our global reach by efficaciously serving international scholars and building international collaborations. The real aim is to create meaningful relationships with our peers in France by proposing educational and teaching exchange programs and research collaborations.

“Participating in this program will allow us to explore the higher educational landscape, as well as the cultural heritage of the region,” she said. “Through discussion with my professional peers, we can identify common issues driving international higher education initiatives, a tangible sense for what is possible, and the collaborative challenges we all face.”