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Review: Fogarty Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training Programs

Fogarty conducted a review of Fogarty's noncommunicable diseases and disorders (NCDs) research training programs for fiscal years 2001 through 2017. Programs covered in the review include the International Clinical, Operational and Health Services Research Training Award (ICOHRTA); Millennium Promise Awards: Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases Research Training Program (NCoD); and Chronic, Noncommunicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan Research Training Program (NCD-Lifespan).

While not part of the evaluation, Fogarty has also seeded the NCD researcher pipeline through other programs focused on brain disorders, trauma and injury, and tobacco cessation. In addition, the Center has broadened the disciplines included in its Fellows and Scholars program to include cardiology, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease and other NCD specialties.

Results of the Review

Dramatic gains and unintended consequences of a greater life expectancy have increase the need for more research and training in NCDs related to aging, lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors. When Fogarty's NCD research training programs began in 2001, the global health research community was just starting to acknowledge the need for research and training on NCD issues relevant to LMICs.

Over the course of 16 years and three programs, Fogarty's noncommunicable diseases and disorders research training programs have advanced the Center’s goals of training individuals in NCD research, building lasting relationships between U.S. and LMIC researchers, and building sustainable NCD research capacity at LMIC institutions.

NCD Research Training Program Partners

NIH partners for the programs covered in the review include:

  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
  • NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

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Updated April 2019