Timothy Dye, Ph.D., professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Public Health, and Medical Informatics, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist Program Award by the Institute of International Education.
Dye, whose work crosses global health and biomedical informatics, will work at the United Nations University’s Institute for Computing and Society in the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, in January 2016.
The director of biomedical informatics at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Dye works to combine global health with big data. The Fulbright Award will help him further his research in the emerging field of “Data Diplomacy,” which seeks to better understand the role that data sharing plays as an agent in social and political relationships around the world.
The Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities of two to six weeks to U.S. faculty and professionals. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.