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Fulbright Award recipient

University of Edinburgh alumnus Dr Michael Quail has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award to the US.


Dr Michael Quail, a graduate of Edinburgh Medical School, has received a British Heart Foundation – Fulbright Scholar Award which will enable him to research at Yale School of Medicine on one of the most prestigious and selective scholarship programmes operating worldwide.

Investigating heart function

Improving the care of individuals born with congenital heart disease is something that Michael is passionate about.

Michael will spend a year at Yale’s translational research imaging centre during which he intends to investigate cardiac function using advanced imaging techniques at both organ and molecular levels.

I am extremely fortunate to be given this opportunity by the Fulbright Commission and the British Heart Foundation. I hope to bring the skills and expertise gained during my Fulbright year back to the UK.

Dr Michael QuailFulbright Award recipient

Award winning cardiologist

Michael is no stranger to award winning and was selected for the Murdoch Brown medal in clinical medicine during his final year at Edinburgh in 2006.

He was appointed as the UK’s first academic clinical fellow in paediatric cardiology and was recently awarded the Melvin Jenkins Young Clinical Investigator Award by the American Heart Association.

A unique offering

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is the only bi-lateral, transatlantic scholarship programme, offering awards for study or research in any field, at any accredited US or UK university.

The Commission is part of the Fulbright programme conceived by Senator J William Fulbright in the aftermath of World War II to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.

I know our 2016 cohort will do us great credit during their time in the US and beyond. In the 70th year of the special relationship, we are proud to send the best of British academia to the US.

Penny EganExecutive Director, US-UK Fulbright Commission

Related links

US-UK Fulbright Commission

Edinburgh Medical School

Yale School of Medicine