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Virginia Union Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

5/7/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   April 26, 2013

Virginia Union Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

(Richmond, VA) – Dr. Carleitta Paige-Anderson, assistant professor of biochemistry at Virginia Union University, has been selected as a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar.  Starting in February 2014, Dr. Paige-Anderson will teach science in Indonesia at Universitas Airlangga for a period of five months.  Dr. Paige-Anderson will implement a teaching model that focuses on infectious disease, particularly tuberculosis, which is highly prevalent in Indonesia.

“I can use my background in infectious disease to teach these students broad scientific concepts, but also use this highly infectious organism that the students have to encounter on a regular basis as the model of teaching broad science,” said Paige-Anderson.  “What I am hoping is that this can be a platform to how we go about teaching science here at Virginia Union University.”

Established in 1946 by then Senator J. William Fulbright, the program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide and approximately 300,000 Fulbrighters have participated.

Dr. Paige-Anderson received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Union University in 2003 and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2008. 

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