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Intima Alrimawi Selected As Fulbright Specialist Grantee

Fulbright Specialist Program

(February 14, 2024) — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has selected Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSN, MPH, BSN, associate professor of nursing, as a Fulbright Specialist Program grantee following a competitive application process.

Fulbright Specialists engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe. The selected project is based on the grantee’s expertise and the needs of the receiving country.

Intima Alrimawi

Intima Alrimawi, PhD, MSN, MPH, BSN

For her Fulbright project, expected to take place this summer, Alrimawi will work with Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population in the implementation of a nationwide project to enhance health care in the country by focusing on capacity building for instructors and trainers in health-related fields. Specifically, she will work with 35 selected instructors and trainers at health institutes on the following tasks: conduct training sessions geared towards enhancing the interactivity of the curriculum and developing it alongside evaluating its effectiveness through advanced assessment techniques; deliver training sessions designed to stimulate analytical and critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity among learners; and facilitate sessions to exchange successful practices and strategies in technical training, ensuring optimal student engagement and learning outcomes.

Additionally, Alrimawi will lead a national roundtable discussion, organized by the Fulbright Commission in Egypt, to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration amongst a broader audience of academics and professionals in the field.

Alrimawi’s research focuses on improving the quality of care for vulnerable families and children with complex health concerns or chronic diseases. Her secondary research interest is the development of nursing education to promote optimal outcomes in health care.

Along with the State Department, the Fulbright Scholars program is supported by World Learning. Other School of Nursing faculty who have served as Fulbright Scholars are Edilma Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS- BC, FAAN, (2008) and Kelley Anderson, PhD, FNP, CHFN (2022). Lois Wessel, DNP, FNP-BC, is a current grantee.

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