Falconer Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant in Public/Global Health

| May 15, 2015
Falconer, Fulbright Scholar

Jameca Falconer

Jameca Falconer, adjunct faculty member in Multidisciplinary Studies at Webster University and director for Counseling and Psychological Services at Logan University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant in Public/Global Health to lecture and train at University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados during the 2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

Falconer will conduct training for faculty, students, community members and community health workers to meet the behavioral health and primary care needs of rural, underserved populations. This is crucial in many rural communities where there is a huge shortage in mental health practitioners. The Mental Health Commission of Barbados indicates that their mission is to heighten public awareness and increase sensitivity to the various issues affecting persons suffering from mental health issues. Thus, this project is appropriate and necessary in order to provide additional training and education in this area.

Falconer is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2014-2015.

She was recently a recipient of a Shining Light Award from Missouri Families4Families along with students and fellow Webster faculty member Deborah Stiles, professor of Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology, for their research on area schools’ reactions to the crisis in Ferguson.

Read the full text of the Fulbright announcement at webster.edu.

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