Fulbright scholar visits Health Science Center


San Antonio (March 2, 2004) – Tatia Mei Chun Lee, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of psychology at The University of Hong Kong, is visiting The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from March to August 2004 as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Program grant.

Dr. Lee’s study “A Cross-Cultural Study of the Detection of Deception,” will employ state-of-the-art imaging equipment and technology to study brain activities of a person who is feigning a memory problem. This study will be performed on a newly installed, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)-funded, high-field MRI scanner at the Research Imaging Center (RIC) at the Health Science Center’s north campus. Jia-Hong Gao, Ph.D., associate professor of radiology and the chief of the MRI Division at RIC, is a faculty associate of the Fulbright Scholar Program.

“I am very excited, as the visit will allow me the privileged opportunity to work with Dr. Gao and his colleagues to advance knowledge in cognitive neuroscience,” Dr. Lee said.

Approximately 86,000 United States and foreign scholars have participated in the program since it began in 1946. Recipients of the Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in their fields.

Dr. Lee earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada. She serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Lee is an international advisor for the Singapore Neuropsychology Group and an examiner for The American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. In 2002, she won third place in the Best Paper for a Young Investigator competition at the Pan-Pacific Conference.

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