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Navy Cmdr Dr. Tamara Worlton Named Fulbright Scholar
Since 1946, some of the world’s brightest minds have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Award to promote cultural, education and research exchange between nations, and Uniformed Services University class of 2003 alumna, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Tamara Worlton, has now joined their ranks.
Worlton, chief of Global Surgery in the Uniformed Services University-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Department of Surgery, and deputy director for Surgery with USU’s Center for Global Health Engagement, was notified of her selection for a Fulbright Award on May 15 by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She is the second USU surgery faculty member selected for the award in the past four years; Dr. Rahul Jindal was selected in 2016.
Worlton, who recently returned from New York City supporting the COVID-19 response as part of the USNS Comfort mission, was chosen for the Fulbright honor for her proposed work to establish a trauma registry in Sri Lanka.
“The Fulbright scholarship will give us an opportunity to dedicate more time and resources to expanding trauma registries in Sri Lanka. I will be working at the University of Peradeniya, which has a general surgery residency and has started a local trauma registry. We hope to advocate for a national trauma registry similar to the U.S.” - Worlton
Worlton will join the ranks of more than 390,000 Fulbright Award recipients -- heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, leading journalists, artists, scientists, teachers, Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur Fellows.