Brian Reichow was named a Global Fellow by the University of Florida’s International Center.
A new program designed to enhance the university’s international research excellence, the Global Fellows Program hopes to increase the number of faculty who participate in global activities, promote faculty’s international research and build a cohort of scholars to serve as campus leaders in international activities.
Each fellow will receive $4,000 for travel and expenses to collaborate with researchers abroad on an international research project. They also will work with a faculty mentor who will receive a $1,000 honoria to provide guidance and feedback, and participate in a series of workshops hosted by the Office for Global Research Engagement about working internationally.
Reichow, who joined the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies last year through UF’s preeminence initiative, has extensive experience on international projects. An associate professor of special education and early childhood studies, he serves as a technical advisor for the World Health Organization. He has worked with WHO colleagues around the world to develop guidelines and training materials assist children with developmental disabilities and their families, with an emphasis on helping children and families in low-resource settings.
Reichow intends to use the support of the Global Fellows Program to expand his work at the WHO.
“The parent skills training program I have been developing with the WHO continues to expand. Recently, we began training across eight provinces in China,” said Reichow, “and, early next year, we are launching pilot trials in other countries across Africa and Asia.”