RCSI Bahrain Research Centre hosts its first Fulbright scholar
TDT | Manama
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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI Bahrain) announced the joining of the first Fulbright Scholar, from the prestigious Fulbright US Student Program, at the university’s Clinical and Biomolecular Research Centre.
As part of RCSI Bahrain’s strategic aim to become a hub for clinical and patient-centred research, the University earlier this academic year welcomed its first Fulbright Scholar, Maria Morcos, from the state of New York, USA.
Morcos, graduate of the MSc Physician Assistant programme from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has a keen interest in the understanding of pulmonary health.
During her year at RCSI Bahrain, Morcos will be participating in a research project led by Professor Stephen Atkin, Head of School of Postgraduate Studies and Research for the development of an educational programme to enable women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) to make lifestyle changes and reduce the risk of future PCOS-related complications.
She will also be supporting in a research project led by Professor Ghufran Jassim, Head and Associate Professor of Family Medicine, to develop recommendations and update guidelines in relation to the management of mild asthma in adults in the Middle East.
The United States Embassy in the Kingdom of Bahrain commented, “The Embassy is enormously proud of its partnership with RCSI Bahrain and is delighted that RCSI Bahrain is hosting an American Fulbrighter this year.
This program will serve to strengthen the already profound people-to-people ties between the United States and Bahrain, and will advance our shared priorities: health, education and friendship.”