Hostos Community College’s Professor Yoel Rodríguez just learned that he is a recipient of a 2016-17 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award to the Slovak Republic. Professor Rodríguez is really honored and excited by this opportunity. As part of his Fulbright and sabbatical leave, Professor Rodríguez will be conducting research at the Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Department of Biochemical Pharmacology of the Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava. Professor Rodríguez’s research project will be related to cardiovascular and heart disease.
As Professor Rodríguez stated in his Fulbright’s statement “he expects that his stay at the Slovak Academy of Science will positively impact his research and teaching career as well as benefit the two academic institutions by establishing a fruitful collaboration and knowledge exchange. The sabbatical leave will provide him with a timely opportunity to reflect on his professional goals and future work direction, not to mention the accompanying benefit of intellectual revitalization.” Professor Rodríguez believes that his Fulbright experience will also benefit his students by broadening their research horizons as well as impassioning them to continue and persist in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Professor Rodríguez is very grateful to the Hostos family and his collaborators in Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York for supporting and helping him through his scholarly and professional growth during his tenure at CUNY.