Schwebel awarded Fulbright Specialist award

David Schwebel, Ph.D., UAB professor of psychology, has received a prestigious Fulbright Specialist award to work with Chinese scholars to reduce child-mortality rates caused by changing demographics there.

Schwebel, who has conducted extensive child injury-intervention work in the United States, South Africa, Iran and Japan, has created a virtual reality lab that teaches pedestrian safety in an environment that simulates traffic flow at a crosswalk.

During his nearly two week visit, Schwebel will conduct a needs assessment for Anhui Medical University concerning pedestrian injury-prevention among children. He also will participate in the USA-China Agricultural Injury Research Training Seminar and lecture on child injury-prevention strategies.