The US NRI professor Professor Rajendra R Aparasu, the pharmaceutical department chair at the prestigious University of Houston (UHCOP) has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Roster, for his achievements in the field of pharmacy.
He is the first faculty member at the University to be selected for the programme that helps US faculty share their academic expertise and develop links with non-US institutions on curriculum, assessment, faculty development and research training.
On his selection, the Professor said that there are very few Fulbright specialists in pharmacy and he is honoured to be selected for the Roster. "There are very few Fulbright specialists in pharmacy; I am really honoured to be selected for Fulbright Specialist Roster," said Aparasu, whose five-year term ends in 2021.
"This is a great opportunity to offer my expertise in developing professional and graduate pharmacy programmes that involve pharmaceutical health outcomes and policy," he said.
Professor Rajendra R Aparasu obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) from Kakatiya University and Master of Pharmacy from Jadavpur University, India. He obtained his PhD in Pharmacy Administration at the University of Louisiana Monroe, LA and joined the University of Texas in 2006 after serving at the South Dakota State University faculty for over a decade.
He has been recognised by his peers with the Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association and he holds editorial board appointments on 6 peer-review journals. He has also authored and co-authored over 100 journal articles, and has been recognised as an "exceptional" reviewer by five peer-review journals. His primary areas of expertise include geriatrics, pharmacoepidemiology, psychopharmacology and evidence-based medicine.
The Fulbright programme funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, promotes international engagement of academic scholarships.