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August 2010

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Fogarty awards combat chronic diseases

Fogarty is continuing efforts to tackle the growing epidemic of chronic diseases in the developing world, awarding seven new grants totaling about $6.8 million over five years to support research training in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other non-communicable conditions.
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NIH participates in diabetes summit

NIH leaders participated in the recent Diabetes Summit for Latin America, emphasizing the importance of the science of behavior change and the necessity to build the human capacity required to carry out such research.
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Focus on Fogarty Scholars & Fellows

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NIH, Wellcome to fund genetic studies

NIH and the Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, have announced the Human Heredity and Health in Africa project, a partnership that will provide more than $37 million for genetic studies in Africa.
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Research offers hope to combat HIV/AIDS

Research presented at this year’s International AIDS conference in Vienna offered new hope to those working on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Fogarty grantees and trainees presented promising developments on topics that generated keen interest.
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Informatics projects form networks

Several of Fogarty’s informatics projects are reaching new levels of maturity, expanding to form regional networks, leveraging tools and hard-earned lessons to benefit additional developing country researchers.
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Upcoming Events

  • CUGH 2010 Annual Meeting - Transforming Global Health: The Interdisciplinary Power of Universities
    September 19-21, 2010 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Faculty, researchers, administrators, students, trainees and leaders from academia, government and international development groups assemble to discuss the university's transforming role and how resources can be mobilized to advance global health.

  • mHealth Summit
    November 8-10, 2010 - Washington, DC
    The key opportunity for leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia and not-for-profit organizations to share information and experiences related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy.

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mHealth Summit | Research, Technology, Policy | November 8-10, 2010, Washington, DC, Walter E Washington Convention Center

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