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May / June 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 3

Fogarty scholar Halperin dies

Dr. Anthony L. P. Halperin, a 2009-10 Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar in Lima, Peru, died in April. After graduating the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in May, he was to begin a residency in radiology.

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Dr. Anthony L. P. Halperin

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Dr. Baruch Blumberg

Nobel winner Blumberg dies at 85

Dr. Baruch Blumberg, a Nobel laureate for his work discovering the hepatitis B virus and developing a vaccine against it, died in April. Known as Barry, Blumberg spent most of his career at Philadelphia’s Fox Chase Cancer Center. He served on Fogarty’s Advisory Board from 1989 to 1993.


Former Fogarty acting director dies

Dr. Carl Kupfer, who directed the National Eye Institute from its inception in 1968 until 2000 and saw its budget grow from $24 million to $450 million, died in April. He served as acting director of Fogarty in 1988.

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Dr. Carl Kupfer

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Dr. Karen Hofman

Dr. Hofman retires to South Africa

Dr. Karen Hofman, director of the Division of International Science Policy, Planning and Evaluation, is retiring after a decade at Fogarty to return to her native South Africa. Hofman is planning to continue her work on the Priority Cost Effective Lessons for Systems-South Africa project, part of the Disease Control Priorities Network.

Daulaire new U.S. rep at WHO

Dr. Nils Daulaire, director of the Office of Global Health Affairs at HHS since March 2010, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the representative of the U.S. on the executive board of the World Health Organization. He holds the rank of ambassador.

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Dr. Nils Daulaire

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Dr. Martha J. Somerman

Somerman named Dental Institute director

Dr. Martha J. Somerman, dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry, has been named director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of NIH. An internationally known researcher and educator, Dr. Somerman will assume her post Aug. 29.

New post for Sosa-Estani

Dr. Sergio Sosa-Estani has been named director of Argentina’s National Institute of Parasitology. He was a post-doctoral fellow with Tulane’s Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, funded by Fogarty. He currently is an adjunct faculty member at Tulane School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sergio Sosa-Estani

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