Egyptian Fulbright Scholar Studies at Creighton
Noha Khalaf is a long way from home this holiday season, working at Creighton University. Noha, an Egyptian, received a Fulbright Scholarship to study molecular microbiology with Dr. Nancy Hanson, Assistant Professor, Medical Microbiology and Immunology and will work at the University through the end of March 2007. Her postdoctoral research will focus on studying the resistance mechanisms of some Gram negative bacteria to certain classes of antibiotics. In Egypt theses resistant organisms are a major problem.
“My goal is to guide and augment the learning of graduate students back in Egypt,” she said.
Khalaf is a pharmacy faculty member at Helwan University, in Cairo. Recognized for her outstanding scholarship, she also attended the University of Bonn, Germany. The Fulbright scholarship pays for living expenses and research allowance.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Fulbright binational commissions and foundations, who administers Khalaf’s grants, are non-profit organizations established to oversee the Fulbright Program abroad.