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Fogarty board members speak out for global health funds

June 2010 | Volume 9, Issue 3

Photo: Dr. Sten Vermund, speaking, motions with his hands, in front of poster filled with small text
Photo by Jeff Gray

The U.S. government should devote more resources to global health research, according to two Fogarty advisory board members. Speaking on Capitol Hill recently, Dr. Sten Vermund, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (right) and Dr. Peter Hotez, president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, spoke out for more spending on health research in developing countries. Vermund cited the example of U.S.-funded cancer research in China bringing about discoveries that could not have been made by studying American cohorts alone.

The briefing was convened by Research!America.

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