Mott Pediatrician Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H., receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar award

March 18, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Michigan Medicine’s Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H., has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to The Netherlands.

Freed, a pediatrician and researcher at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, will be based at the University of Groningen and the University of Leiden as part of a project to assess the impact of the changing demography of The Netherlands on the delivery of health care to children.

In this general practice/family medicine-based primary health care based system, he will be investigating the role of an aging population on the availability of care for children and its impact on referrals and emergency department utilization.

As a Fulbright Scholar, Freed will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the U.S. and The Netherlands. 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 home countries, institutions, labs and classrooms, 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, 86 Pulitzer Prize recipients and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and find solutions to shared international concerns.

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