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People in the news January 2012

January / February 2012 | Volume 11, Issue 1

Glass to receive pediatric research honor

Fogarty director Dr. Roger I. Glass has been named 2012 recipient of the Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health. Glass was cited for his outstanding body of work, his commitment to the health of children throughout the world and his dedication to mentorship.

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Dr. Roger I. Glass

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Dr. Stephen Katz

Katz recognized by Japan

Dr. Stephen Katz, Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases at NIH, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government, one of the country's highest awards given to foreigners. Katz is recognized for his contributions to the education of Japanese dermatologists and to the development of dermatological research in Japan.

China honors Detels for HIV/AIDS work

Dr. Roger Detels, professor and chair of epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, was recently honored by the Chinese government with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cooperation Programs on HIV/AIDS in China. Detels is principal investigator on a Fogarty AIDS research and training grant.

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Dr. Roger Detels

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Dr. Sten Vermund

Vermund cited for global health education

Dr. Sten Vermund, director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Institute for Global Health, was recognized recently by the Global Health Education Consortium for his contributions to global health training and education. Vermund, a Fogarty advisory board member and longtime grantee, received the Anvar and Pari Velji Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Global Health.

Fogarty collaborator named to lead TDR

Dr. John Reeder, currently co-director of the Centre for Population Health at the Burnet Institute in Melbourne, has been tapped to lead the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based in Geneva at the WHO. Reeder has collaborated on a Fogarty Global Infectious Disease research training program in Papua New Guinea.

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Dr. John Reeder

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Dr. Chandy John

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Dr. Joseph Vinetz

ASTMH awards medals to Fogarty grantees

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has awarded its Bailey K. Ashford medal to two Fogarty grantees for distinguished research by mid-career professionals. Dr. Chandy John, of the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Joseph Vinetz, of the University of California San Diego, are both principal investigators on Global Infectious Disease grants. John is conducting translational research in malaria transmission and immunity in Kenya, while Vinetz is investigating endemic infectious diseases of the Peruvian Amazon. The medal is named for Col. Bailey K.Ashford, who lived from 1873 to 1934, and was a pioneering physician whose work on North American hookworm and resulting anemia saved many lives in the early 20th Century.

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