Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy receives Fulbright Scholar Award

USF Health’s Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, has been selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.

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Dr. Morrison-Beedy, dean of the USF College of Nursing and senior associate vice president at USF Health, will be working in Scotland at the Edinburgh Napier University.

The three-month visit will be from May to July 2017 and will offer Dr. Morrison-Beedy the opportunity to customize her Health Improvement Project for Teens (HIPTeens) in Scotland, which is experiencing some of the highest rates of teenage pregnancies in Europe. HIPTeens, is an intervention that has demonstrated sustained decreases in multiple sexual risk behaviors across a year-long period, increased secondary sexual abstinence in sexually active girls, and reduced pregnancy rates 50 percent. Dr. Morrison-Beedy has tested and disseminated HIPTeens in the U.S., so its implementation in Scotland would be the first time HIPTeens has been introduced outside the U.S.

This is a second Fulbright award for Dr. Morrison-Beedy. In 2014, she was selected for the Fulbright International Education Administrators Program in France, a designation that allowed 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.