The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Dr. Karl Woodmansey, formerly of Texas A&M College of Dentistry, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Nepal. Dr. Woodmansey will teach and research at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS) Dhulikhel Hospital Institute of Dental Science as part of a project to improve the quality of dental and endodontic education in Nepal. This project aims to assess and improve the didactic and clinical undergraduate curriculum and to develop a post-graduate endodontic curriculum. Other collaborative activities at KUSMS Dhulikhel Hospital and other institutions will also be explored. Additionally, Dr. Woodmansey will provide collaboration and continuing education for the Nepal Society of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. Dr. Woodmansey is in Nepal through April 14, 2023.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Woodmansey will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Nepal. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions. Upon returning to their institutions, labs, and classrooms, in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, visit
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