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January / February 2013

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Genomics is transforming infectious disease studies

Wellcome Trust Director Sir Mark Walport, who recently delivered the annual Barmes Global Health Lecture at the NIH, discussed how genomics is transforming infectious disease studies.
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Global disease study reveals successes, challenges

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, published as a special edition of The Lancet, reveals both successes and challenges. Dr. Christopher Murray of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation recently discussed the study with NIH.
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Focus on water and its impact on global health

Water poses complex issues for global health scientists, and Fogarty's crosscutting programs are working to help.

NICHD celebrates 50 years of improving children's health

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH, which has contributed to nearly every major advance in children's health since 1962, recently celebrated its achievements.
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Dr. Amy Sims, cardiologist, examines a young child patient using cardiac equipment, woman holds child in her arms in busy clinic

Profile: Fogarty Fellow researches pediatric cardiology in Malawi

As a Fogarty Fellow in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Amy E. Sims provides treatment to patients and participants in her fellowship research project on cardiac dysfunction in HIV-positive children.
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