Senior Fulbright Scholarship

Council on International Exchange of Scholars

Pygmies requesting endocrinologist

Dr. Glenn W. Geelhoed has been appointed Senior Fulbright Scholar to Africa for 1996. The Fulbright Scholarship is an African Regional Research Program and will be based for two months each in Maputo, Mozambique; Pretoria, Johannesburgh and Capetown, South Africa; Harare, Zimbabwe and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As the first of the African Regional Research Programs to be based in multiple university sites, Dr. Geelhoed will also be lecturing in other centers of the East Africa Surgical Association, including Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Eritrea, and at the conclusion of the Fulbright period will be returning to the sites of earlier volunteer work in remote parts of Zaire, to include work among the so-called "pygmies" of the Ituri Forest.
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Dr. Geelhoed is Professor of Surgery, and George Washington University Professor of International Medical Education. He has graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in Medicine, the University of London in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a masters degree in International Affairs from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Additionally, he has an MPH in Epidemiology: Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention, and a masters degree in Anthropology, with interests in biologic adaptation to environmental changes and the role of health care culture in human development. He is a candidate for the PhD in the interdisciplinary program in Human Sciences, and will be taking leave from the Human Sciences courses as he gathers additional research insights during the period of Fulbright scholarship.

Further information: Dr. Glenn W. Geelhoed Office of the Dean, Ross Hall 103 George Washington University Medical Center 901 23rd Street NW Washington, D. C. 20037, USA Ph: 202/ 994-4428, Fax: 202/ 994-0926 E-mail: