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Nailya Delellis Received A Fulbright Scholar Award To Teach In Kazakhstan

Professor Nailya DeLellis, from the School of Health Sciences, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award in the field of Public Health from the U.S. Department of Health and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  

During most of the 2023-2024 academic year DeLellis will work on-site in Central Asia at the Karaganda State Medical University in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.  Intermittently, she will fulfill part of her Fulbright mission online from her office at Central Michigan University.   

Her Fulbright mission will focus on teaching and consulting on research design, research methods, and research ethics. This includes accessing and employing publicly available databases of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, she will offer seminars on selected aspects of the U.S. health system.   

This is the second major Fulbright Award received by DeLellis. Previously she received a Fulbright Specialist Award in the field of Global Health. At that time, she taught and consulted with faculty and graduate students at the West Kazakhstan Medical University in Aktobe (2016) and at the Karaganda State Medical University (2019). DeLellis joins an extraordinarily small group of Americans who have received both a Fulbright Scholar Award and a Fulbright Specialist Award.   

 DeLellis indicated that upon her return to CMU, she will be pleased to aid other faculty throughout the university who wish to apply for Fulbright Awards or who wish to explore such possibilities with their students.   

She stated further that her upcoming Fulbright service in Central Asia will provide her with fresh new insights to incorporate into her teaching, advising, service, and research agenda. DeLellis is inspired by the knowledge that mutually benefits healthcare professionals in the United States and their peers abroad during international visits and exchanges. 

Source: Cmich