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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Nasiru Suleiman, Professor Bilbis of Nigeria, Dr. Sunghee Cho at Burke Neurological Institute

Burke Neurological Institute is Proud to Host Fulbright Visiting Scholar Nasiru Suleiman and Professor Bilbis of Nigeria


On Thursday, January 23, 2020, it was a privilege to host Professor Lawal S. Bilbis, Vice-Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Nigeria for a visit of the Burke Neurological Institute. Dr. Bilbis is the mentor of Nasiru Suleiman, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar training on stroke pathophysiology in the Preclinical Stroke Modeling Laboratory under Dr. Sunghee Cho. While onsite at the Burke Campus, Professor Bilbis met with BNI/WMC faculty and visited the Institute’s research laboratories highlighting several research studies and clinical trials focusing on neurological diseases, injuries and functional recoveries. Professor Bilbis expressed his deep gratitude to Dr. Raj Ratan and BNI/WCM faculty for their warm reception and is looking forward to future collaborations between the Usmanu Danfodiyo University and the Burke Neurological Institute/Weill Cornell Medicine.

Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 155 countries. 

Nasiru Suleiman is one of twenty-two interviewees selected for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar award from Nigeria. His Fulbright has brought him to the Burke Neurological Institute to learn more about stroke research and cutting-edge technical skills behind stroke research. With the knowledge he is acquiring in the Cho Lab at the Burke Neurological Institute, Nasiru plans to return back to Nigeria and share the techniques learned with his colleagues and students at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University.


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