People in the News April 2010

April 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 2

Daulaire appointed HHS Global Health director


Dr. Nils Daulaire has been appointed director of the HHS Office of Global Health Affairs. He will coordinate HHS global health and international affairs policies with other federal agencies, governments and multilateral organizations. Daulaire was previously president of the Global Health Council.

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Dr. Nils Daulaire


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Dr. Amie Batson

USAID hires key leaders


USAID administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah has announced new members of his leadership team including: Sean Carroll, Chief of Staff; Dr. Amie Batson (pictured), Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health, a past Fogarty grantee; Dr. Ruth Levine, Director of Evaluation, Policy Analysis and Learning; and Dr. Alex Dehgan, Science and Technology Advisor.


Pape receives award for fighting HIV-AIDS in Haiti


Dr. Bill Pape, a longtime Fogarty grantee in Haiti, received a Carlos Slim 2010 Health Award “for his contributions to fighting HIV-AIDS in poverty-stricken areas of the Caribbean and Latin America.” This new award, given to distinguished international health researchers, comes with a generous monetary prize. Pape is director of the GHESKIO center, the first AIDS treatment center in the world, founded in 1982. Pape’s work in the control of infectious diseases contributed to a 50 percent reduction in infant mortality in his country.

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Dr. Bill Pape


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Dr. Robert Black

Black receives global pediatric research award


Fogarty board member Dr. Robert Black, chairman of Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been awarded the 2010 Program for Global Pediatric Research Award for outstanding contributions to global child health. The award committee cited Black’s long dedication to global child health, his clinical and research excellence and his role as a teacher and mentor to a generation of clinicians and scientists.


Kington named Grinnell president


Former NIH acting director Dr. Raynard Kington has been named president of Grinnell College in Iowa, and will take up his new post in July. Kington joined the NIH in 2000 as director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. Since February 2003, he was principal deputy director, and from November 2008 until Dr. Francis Collins became NIH Director, he served as acting NIH director.

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Dr. Raynard Kington


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Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

European Commission has new research commissioner


Irish politician Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has been named Europe’s Commissioner for Research and Innovation. She will preside over the design of the Eighth Framework Program of Research, the EU's main science-funding mechanism that will award up to 100 billion euros over seven years, primarily to European researchers but scientists from other countries, including the U.S., can also compete for funding.


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