Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Sponsor: University College Dublin
Institution: University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences
Kyle Melin is Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus School of Pharmacy. He is a practicing clinical pharmacist and researcher in the fields of pharmacogenomics and substance use disorders. He is passionate about improving the care for vulnerable and underserved communities and has conducted a variety of community-based projects in Puerto Rico. His research focuses on developing individualized treatment approaches that use clinical and genetic information to improve outcomes. Dr. Melin has also performed research to better understand practicing clinicians readiness to provide care for gender minorities, and he provides continuing professional education programs in this area. As a Fulbright scholar, he will work with University College Dublin to implement effective scientific mentorship of early career investigators and collaborate with clinical practitioners treating opioid use disorder to implement a community-based research agenda for Precision Medicine investigations.