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Tabak appointed NIH principal deputy director

Dr. Lawrence Tabak has been appointed principal deputy director of NIH. Since September 2000, he has served as director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Tabak came to NIH from the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester, where he had been a senior associate dean for research and a professor of dentistry, biochemistry and biophysics.

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Dr. Lawrence Tabak

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Dr. Kevin M. DeCock

DeCock to lead CDC global health center

Dr. Kevin M. DeCock has been chosen as head of the global health center at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A longtime leader in international health, DeCock has been at the forefront of the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He will also serve on the Fogarty Advisory Board in an ex-officio capacity.

Alonso and Breman win for smallpox poster

Fogarty scientists Drs. Wladimir Alonso and Joel Breman won the best poster award at the recent smallpox symposium in Brazil. The poster was titled “Direct Analysis of Death Certificates Challenges Previous Smallpox Burden Estimates for 1920-21 in Brazil” and suggests deaths from smallpox were markedly underestimated.

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Dr. Wladimir Alonso

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Dr. Joel Breman

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Dr. William M. Tierney

Tierney named president of Regenstrief Institute

Dr. William M. Tierney, an international leader in medical informatics and Fogarty grantee, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Regenstrief Institute, a 25-year-old research foundation at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where Tierney will also serve as associate dean for health care effectiveness research.

Ribeiro receives Bunge award

For his public health work in infectious diseases that have emerged due to rapid urbanization and urban poverty, recent Fogarty Scholar (2008-2009) Dr. Guilherme Ribeiro received a Bunge Foundation Award in the youth category, which honors professionals up to 35 years old.

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Dr. Guilherme Ribeiro

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Dr. Marcel Yotebieng

Yotebieng receives UNC research award

Dr. Marcel Yotebieng’s research on pediatric antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa received the University of North Carolina’s Bernard G. Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research for 2010. With Fogarty support, Cameroon native Yotebieng earned his master’s in public health at UNC in 2005.

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