University of Colorado College of Nursing Faculty Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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Dr. Christina Sun, Associate Professor at the University Of Colorado College Of Nursing, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant for the 2023-2024 academic year. Dr. Sun’s research focuses on reducing health disparities in marginalized communities, particularly in the context of LGBT health. She has collaborated with various communities, including transgender and gender diverse individuals, Black gay men living with HIV, and adolescents, to address their specific health needs, such as HIV and tobacco use.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Sun will undertake research in Botswana and Taiwan, partnering with local communities and utilizing photographs to gain insights into the ongoing health disparities faced by LGBT adults. The findings from her study have the potential to inform policies and programs aimed at improving the quality of life and reducing health inequities for marginalized populations.

CU Nursing Dean Elias Provencio-Vasquez expressed pride in Dr. Sun’s accomplishments and recognized the honor of her selection. Dr. Sun joins a distinguished group of over 800 U.S. citizens who will teach or conduct research abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, contributing to cutting-edge research and expanding their professional networks. Fulbright alumni, including Nobel Prize laureates, Pulitzer Prize recipients, and leaders in various fields, form a global network of scholars fostering international exchange and collaboration.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where the College of Nursing is located, is a renowned medical destination known for transformative science, medicine, education, and patient care. It encompasses health professional schools, research centers, and top-ranked independent hospitals, providing world-class care to millions of patients annually.

The Fulbright Program, supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and partnering governments, institutions, and organizations worldwide, promotes international educational exchange. Since 1946, it has facilitated the exchange of ideas and expertise among scholars and professionals from over 160 countries, aiming to address global challenges and foster mutual understanding.

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