Robert Heimer To Study AIDS Epidemic in Russia as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar
Robert Heimer, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases in the Yale School of Public Health, will work and lecture in Russia with support from a 2009 Fulbright Scholarship.
Designed to promote “mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world,” the Fulbright Scholarship Program provides grants to approximately 1,000 U.S. scholars annually to travel overseas and an equal number of international scholars to travel to the United States. Fulbright Scholars take part in a variety of educational activities - from conducting research to lecturing and teaching.
Heimer will conduct a research project titled “Delphi analysis to explore the origins of the HIV epidemic among Russian drug users,” at Kazan State Medical University in Kazan, Russia, from March through July.
The Yale scientist’s major research efforts include scientific investigation of the mortality and morbidity associated with injection drug use. He is director of the Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core at Yale’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and director of the Yale office of the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program.
In addition, in 2009, Yale will play host to several visiting Fulbright Scholars from overseas. The scholars and their research projects are: Said El Bousklaoui of Mohamed I University, Oujda, Morrocco, “The Presence of John Philoponus in Islamic Philosophy and Theology”; Katerina Kralova of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, “U.S.-Greek-German Relations During the Cold War and Reflections Upon the Nazi Past”; Latifa Negadi of Abou Bekr Belkaid University, Tiemcen, Algeria, “The Asphaltenes Behavior: Measurements and Modeling”; Abdel Monem Moh’d Sulieman Rawashdeh of Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan, “Molecular Modeling of Drug-DNA Interactions Via Mixed Quantum and Molecular Mechanics”; Kirill Sokolov of Vladimir State University of the Humanities, Vladimir, Russia, “Joseph Brodsky’s Archives”; Dezhi Tong of Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, “The Axial Structure of American Democracy”; and Yoko Tsujimoto of Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Kobe, Japan, “Complicity With Violence: The Representation of Violence as Strategies of Women in American Culture,” who will also be affiliated with the University of California-Berkeley.
Over 279,500 scholars have participated in the program since it was established in 1945 by Senator J. William Fulbright. The program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.