Dr. Robert Glew, a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UNM Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar to the African Regional Research Program.

During his one year appointment which begins this fall, Dr. Glew will be headquartered in Nigeria where he will teach a scientific manuscript writing course to physicians at the Joss University Teaching Hospital and to several dozen surgeons at the annual meeting of the West African College of Surgeons. In addition he will be conducting a research project aimed at determining the bone mineral density of Fulani women in the rural areas of western Sahel of Africa.

The U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 1,100 American scholars and professionals each year to more than 130 countries where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Selection is made by a 12-person, Presidentially appointed board. A principal purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of more than 150 countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program.