MGH Institute Is Named to List of Top-Producing Fulbright Scholar Colleges

February 12, 2020
Photo shows Peter Cahn conversing with Indian colleagues.
Dr. Peter Cahn, right, traveled to India to gain insight into that country's higher education system and to facilitate bilateral exchange.

Dr. Peter Cahn is recognized for receiving a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award.

MGH Institute of Health Professions has been included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright Scholars in 2019-2020.

The MGH Institute was one of just 15 schools listed in the “Four-Year Special-Focus Institutions” category of the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs released the list on February 10.

Like all but one of the schools in that category, the Institute had one Fulbright recipient: Peter Cahn, PhD, associate provost for academic affairs, who received a Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award. In March 2019, he joined a delegation of academics from the United States who traveled to Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and New Delhi to meet with representatives from Indian universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to gain insight into India’s higher education system and to facilitate bilateral exchange.

Current IHP faculty who have received a Fulbright Award during their academic career include Associate Professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders Joanna Christodoulou, EdD, 2003-2004, Fulbright Fellowship Award, Greece; Professor of Nursing Patrice Nicholas, DNSc, DHL (Hon.), MPH, MS, BSN, RN, NP-C, FAAN, 2006-2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar, South Africa; and Associate Professor Elissa Ladd, PhD, FNP-BC, 2011-2012, Fulbright Fellowship Award, India.

The 2019-2020 top Fulbright producers are in The Chronicle of Higher Education, which publishes the information annually.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 390,000 passionate and accomplished students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to important international problems. The global network of Fulbrighters fosters mutual understanding between the United States and partner nations, advances knowledge across communities, and improves lives around the globe.

Read Dr. Cahn's blog chronicling his trip.