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Dr. Emmanuel Balandya hopes data from his research on immune cells in sickle cell disease will bring more interventions to Africa.
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.
As a Fogarty Fellow in South Africa, Dr. Laura Lewandowski studied pediatric lupus, which is more common and severe in people of African descent.
To help develop more effective cholera vaccines, Dr. Brie Falkard has studied the human immune system response.
Fogarty Fellow Lilliam Pinzón studied cavity treatments in Mexican children with HIV.
Research by Fogarty Scholar Andrew Gardner helped generate accurate scientific data on alcohol's contribution to injury in Ghana.
Fogarty fellow and engineer Dr. Arti Kundu studies the role of unclean hands in water contamination in India.
Dr. John Stanifer investigated chronic kidney disease prevalence and causes in an area near Mount Kilimanjaro.
Dr. Akwi Asombang's fellowship studying antioxidant status as a gastric cancer risk factor in Zambia solidified her interest in global health.
Fogarty Scholar Dr. Emily Vogtmann investigated the possible link between cruciferous vegetable intake and colorectal cancer risk.
As a Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Jennifer Syvertsen measured patterns of drug injection and HIV risk in the Nyanza Province of Kenya.
Updated January 2017
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