Profiles of Fogarty Fellows and Scholars

Dr. Fran Wu trains a group of ophthalmology residents

Studying rare pediatric cancer in Ethiopia

Dr. Fran Wu, the first Fogarty ophthalmology Fellow, spent a year in Ethiopia researching retinoblastoma, a rare pediatric eye cancer.

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Fogarty's Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars and Fulbright-Fogarty Fellows and Scholars in Public Health provide mentorship and research opportunities for early stage investigators from the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Fogarty profiles the work and experience of a Fellows and Scholars in each issue of Global Health Matters.​

Dr. Aileen Chang wearing gloves uses needle to administer to wounds on patient’s arm resting on a covered table in a clinic

Studying Kaposi’s sarcoma in Uganda

Dr. Aileen Chang's experience as the first dermatologist to be awarded a Fogarty fellowship helped affirm her interest in a career in global health.

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Dr. Vivek Naranbhai speaking at a podium

HIV researcher enters a global network

For Dr. Vivek Naranbhai, his time as a Fogarty Fellow changed his outlook and confirmed that his future lay in global health.

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Dr. Amy Sims Sanyahumbi works with ultrasound machine while patient lies on side

Fighting rheumatic heart disease in Malawi

Five years after completing a Fogarty global health fellowship in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Amy Sims Sanyahumbi has returned to Malawi.

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Headshot of Dr. Brian J. Hall, photo courtesy University of Macau

Studying mental health of migrants

As a Fogarty Fellow in China, Dr. Brian Hall examined the social and health challenges facing African migrants.

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Dr. Mohammad Aminul Islam works with samples in a lab

Battling antimicrobial resistance in Bangladesh

As a Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Mohammad Aminul Islam studied how the NDM-1 gene that makes some bacteria resistant to antibiotics established a presence in Bangladesh.

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Dr. Dorothy Dow examines a young patient in an exam room

Studying suicide in teens with HIV

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Dorothy Dow conducted research on the mental health needs and psychological difficulties experienced by HIV-infected youth in Tanzania.

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Dr. Lily Gutnik in operating room operates on patient who is under cover on the operating table

Boosting breast cancer screening in Malawi

As a Fulbright-Fogarty fellow in Malawi, Dr. Lily Gutnik studied how to change perceptions of breast cancer and increase the number of women who are screened for the disease.

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Dr. Gigi Bastien speaks with a study participant who is seated across from her at a table

Tackling Ebola's mental scars in Liberia

Fogarty Fellow Dr. Gigi Bastien wants to improve understanding of the mental health and psycho-social challenges facing communities and individuals affected by Ebola.​

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Dr Naidoo in a white lab coat seated at a desk reviews side by side chest x-rays on a computer screen

Improving HIV/AIDS treatment in South Africa

As a Fogarty Scholar, Dr. Kogieleum Naidoo contributed to a pivotal study that led to more effective treatment of people co-infected with HIV and TB.

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