Salah Al-Zaiti receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Salah Al-Zaiti, vice chair of research in Pitt’s School of Nursing, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award to conduct research in Jordan.

Al-Zaiti’s research interests lie at the intersection of cardiovascular disease, biomedical informatics and machine learning. He has received nearly $8 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health.

Along with nearly 100 scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and 50 scientific presentations, Al-Zaiti helped develop the 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for preventing and mitigating the risk of exercise-related adverse cardiac events. The associate professor also earned a 2023 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award from the University.

The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946, is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program. Fulbright alums have gone on to become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs and university presidents. They include 62 Nobel Laureates, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, 78 MacArthur Fellows and world-renowned experts in many fields across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.