Caroline Cao awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholar fellowship

Wright State University professor and medical researcher Caroline Cao, who has done pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar fellowship to share her skills and knowledge with college students and faculty in Vietnam.

Cao spent spring semester working with the International University of Vietnam National Universities in Ho Chi Minh City.

“I plan to give some public lectures to introduce the subject of human factors engineering and talk about my research in minimally invasive surgery,” Cao said. “I will also work with the faculty and students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering on special projects, including the development of a new program in human factors medical device engineering.”

Cao received the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is one of more than 1,200 U.S. citizens who taught, conducted research, and provided expertise abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

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