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Georgia rising: Partnerships help this nation grow

Georgia serves as a cultural and economic link between Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Partnerships with its neighbors and the U.S. are helping transform the nation into a scientific hub, advancing public health and research.

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Join us in welcoming our new director!

Dr. Kathleen Neuzil is the 13th director of the Fogarty International Center and the first woman to permanently hold the position.

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Barmes Lecture 2024

Watch the June 2024 talk given by Ambassador Dr. John Nkengasong, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy.

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In the photo on this page, Dr. Gene F. Kwan, wearing a checkered shirt, attends to a patient lying in a hospital bed in Haiti

Supporting better heart health through education

Dr. Gene F. Kwan, a cardiologist and assistant professor at Boston University’s Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, discusses his work in rural Rwanda, Haiti, Malawi, Liberia, and India, collaborating with Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante.

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Ambitious clinical trial could bring first TB vaccine in a century

A new seven-country Phase 3 clinical trial of the M72/AS01E vaccine brings hope for a new tool against TB.

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Fogarty fellow capitalizes on crowdsourcing to promote HIV self-testing

During his "Fogarty year," former Fogarty International Center Global Health Fellow Dr. Weiming Tang analyzed the effectiveness of using crowdsourcing to influence HIV testing uptake in China.

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Research Roundup: February–May 2024

Read recently published studies from Fogarty's Division of International Epidemiology & Population Studies on topics from flu-related ICU admissions to the spread of HIV-1 subtype C.

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Updated June 26, 2024