US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award

Assistant Professor Vincent Pang Junxiong, Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, has been awarded the US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholarship 2018.

The scholarship allowed him to carry out three months of research at Duke University in the US from September to December 2018, with a focus on global health security threat due to dengue. One of the aims of the study is to assess the global preparedness against dengue outbreaks, especially in dengue non-endemic regions. Asst Prof Pang presented part of his work at the 3rd Raffles Dialogue (2018) on the Future of Human Well-Being and Security as one of 10 selected 2018 Raffles Fellows.

The Fulbright US-ASEAN Initiative aims to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen educational ties through partnerships focusing on a wide range of subjects, including innovative teaching methods, maritime security, climate change, health, political security and wildlife trafficking. To date, 60 scholars from the 10 ASEAN member states have been awarded the scholarships.