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20th Fellows and Scholars event

Global Health Fellows & Scholars
20th Anniversary

Fogarty's flagship Global Health Fellows and Scholars program, now known as LAUNCH, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! To mark the occasion, Fogarty hosted a commemorative event on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Agenda, speaker bios, and recorded videocast of anniversary event


Fellows and Scholars: A look back

Fogarty's Global Health Fellows & Scholars program has grown from its modest beginnings with only 35 scholars at 14 research institutions to supporting over 100 scholars at over 60 institutions and sites each year. We look back at its first 20 years.

Featured Fellows & Scholars

Headshot of Dr. Richard van Zyl-Smit

Richard van Zyl-Smit
Fogarty Fellow: 2009-11

Tackling tobacco, TB, and mental health in South Africa

Dr Rockafeller Oteng speaks with others standing at bedside of a patient in a hospital bed

Rockefeller Oteng
Fogarty Fellow: 2013-14

​​Studying trauma, injury in Ghana​ 

Headshot of Roxanne Garcia

Roxanne Garcia
Fogarty Fellow: 2019-20

Expanding medical literature access in Peru​​

Dr. Siana Nkya working with her colleagues in a Tanzanian lab

Siana Nkya
Fogarty Fellow: 2016–17

Tackling sickle cell disease in Tanzania​​​​​

Suchi Anand stands outdoor in India

Shuchi Anand
Fogarty Fellow: 2012-13

Studying chronic kidney disease CKD in India​​

Dr. Omar Siddiqi stands next to bedside of patient, speaks with patient's family and another medical worker.

Sikhulile Moyo
Fogarty Fellow: 2017-18

Recognized for omicron discovery

Program Impact

Ensuring an equitable experience

As part of Fogarty’s goal to build future leaders in global health research, the Fellows & Scholars program has always included trainees from both the U.S. and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In earlier iterations of the program, LMIC participants were only able to work in their country for the duration of their project. To ensure a more equitable training experience, the LAUNCH program now brings LMIC trainees to the U.S. for short-term research training experiences.

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A catalyst for global health careers

When surveyed, the majority of alumni who responded (56%) indicated they continue to work in a career pertaining to global health. Of these, many have become true leaders in the field holding positions while alumni have gone on to work for government organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS, CDC, NIH, icddr,b, and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI).

Past profiles Fogarty Fellows and Scholars

East Asia and the Pacific

South Asia

Sub-Saharan Africa

Western Hemisphere

Fogarty Opportunities for Fellows and Scholars

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Update October 25, 2023