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Profiles of Fogarty Fellows and Scholars
Fogarty Fellow Dr. Joseph Matovu studied HIV self-test kit use in a Ugandan fishing community and found more than 95% of distributed kits were properly used and returned.
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 these early-stage investigators trained with Fogarty support in each issue of
Global Health Matters.
Fogarty Fellow Dr. Andrew Kim, a biological anthropologist, shifted his study to focus on how the adversity of a pandemic would compound ongoing histories of HIV, unemployment, poverty and racism in South Africa.
In the research project Dr. Matchecane Cossa conducted during his Fogarty fellowship, he measured the volume and quality of surgical care in Mozambique’s 45 district hospitals using standard WHO criteria.
As a Fogarty fellow in India, Dr. Emily Mendenhall researched co-occurring epidemics of type 2 diabetes, depression and social inequality among urban patients.
Dr. Mark Brady’s experience studying tuberculosis in Peru as a Fogarty Fellow gave him a foundation in infectious disease research that has helped him support the U.S. COVID-19 response.
When Cambodia identified its first COVID-19 patient, former Fogarty Scholar Dr. Jessica Manning sequenced the genome of a virus sample and posted it on Nextstrain, becoming the first developing country lab to contribute to the global knowledge base.
As a Fogarty Scholar working in Ghana, Dr. Nauzley Abedini estimated the prevalence of neonatal jaundice and evaluated the ability of mothers to recognize signs of the condition in their babies.
Fogarty Fellow Jillian Armstrong is working on a research project evaluating photoacoustic flow cytometry for the non-invasive detection of malaria-infected red blood cells.
Serving as a Fogarty Fellow in both Uganda and South Africa helped prepare Dr. Lisa Bebell to successfully compete for a five-year NIH research career development grant.
Neiloy Sircar, the first lawyer to participate in Fogarty’s Fellows and Scholars program, examined consent, privacy and confidentiality in Kenya.
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Updated February 2021