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UAlbany’s Svare Headed to Thailand on Fulbright Grant

Scholar to Develop Programs to Address Underserved Mental Health Care Services

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 11, 2014) – University at Albany Psychology Professor Bruce Svare has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to assist the Thailand higher education system in developing a contemporary psychology program of study.

During the fall 2014 semester, Svare will lecture at three well-known Thai universities - Chiang Mai University, Khon Kaen University, and Burapha University to assist with curriculum development and spearhead the expansion of both undergraduate and graduate psychology programs.

It is Svare's second Fulbright award for work in Thailand. In 2006, he received a grant to teach behavioral neuroscience in the doctoral psychology program at Chulalongkorn University and to assist with curriculum development in the Thai higher education system.
Dr. Bruce Svare
Bruce Svare has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to assist Thailand's universities with curriculum development and the expansion of undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)


"Growing the discipline of psychology in this country is especially important for providing critically needed mental health care workers for a population that is presently underserved," Svare said.

Svare, a UAlbany faculty member for more than 30 years, is a professor of psychology and neuroscience. He has authored more than 70 scientific papers in leading professional journals and written numerous books and book chapters in the field of behavioral neuroscience. He served on the National Institute on Drug Abuse Technical Review Panel on Steroid Abuse and has been a recipient of research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.

Established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Scholar program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. Over its 68 years of existence, thousands of U.S. faculty and professionals have studied, taught, or done research abroad, and thousands of their counterparts from other countries have engaged in similar activities in the United States. The Fulbright Scholar program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.


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