Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has received a prestigious Fulbright teaching award to implement a curriculum in psychosomatic medicine (consultation-liaison psychiatry) in Romania.
The duration of the award is four months. Zimbrean will work with internists and medical educators from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, a large medical school with over 6,000 students in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Zimbrean received her medical degree from the medical school in 1998.
The Fulbright Program is administered by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State under policy guidelines established by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and private organizations. Established in 1946, the program awards grants to U.S. and foreign students, U.S. scholars, and visiting scholars.
Zimbrean is Director of Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital and Associate Director of the hospital's Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Paul E. Kunitz Award at Yale for excellence in the practice of psychiatry at the interface with medicine.