People in the news August 2011

July / August 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 4

Leadership changes at Fogarty


Fogarty’s Deputy Director, Dr. Michael P. Johnson is beginning a detail to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, where he will serve as Global Fund Attaché based in Geneva. During his absence, Dr. Joshua Rosenthal will serve as the Center’s Acting Deputy Director. Rosenthal is currently Deputy Director of Fogarty’s Division of International Training and Research.

In addition, Fogarty staffer Nalini Anand will assume the position of Acting Director of the Center’s Division of Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Anand also is Acting Director, Center for Global Health Studies.

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Dr. Michael P. Johnson

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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal

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Radha Muthiah

New director for cookstoves alliance

Radha Muthiah has been tapped as the new executive director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Muthiah was previously vice president for strategic partnerships and alliances at CARE International, USA.



Kingston named to alternative medicine council

Virginia Tech chemistry professor Dr. David G. I. Kingston has been named to the advisory council for the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is principal investigator of the Madagascar International Cooperative Biodiversity Group program, which is administered by Fogarty.

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Dr. David G. I. Kingston


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Dr. Peter Hotez

Hotez joins NTD center at Baylor

Dr. Peter Hotez, an expert on neglected tropical diseases, is establishing a school of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Hotez serves on Fogarty’s Advisory Board.

Greenberg again acting director of NIGMS

Dr. Judith H. Greenberg became acting director of NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in early July. Greenberg has served as acting director of NIGMS in the past, acting from May 2002 to November 2003.

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Dr. Judith H. Greenberg

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Dr. Gretchen Birbeck

Fogarty grantee Birbeck wins Kellogg award

Fogarty grantee Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, director of Michigan State University’s International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, won the 2011 Outreach Scholarship/ W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award for her work with epilepsy in Zambia.

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