People in the news February 2013

January / February 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 1

Goosby heads global health diplomacy office

Ambassador Eric Goosby has been chosen to lead the new Office of Global Health Diplomacy, the State Department announced. He will remain U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and head of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program.

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Amb. Eric Goosby

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Dr. Nils Daulaire

Daulaire becomes assistant secretary

The Department of Health and Human Services has promoted U.S. Director for Global Affairs Dr. Nils Daulaire to Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs. He will continue to represent the U.S. on the WHO's Executive Board.

Nakamura named NIH's Center for Review head

Dr. Richard Nakamura has been named director of the NIH's Center for Scientific Review, after serving as acting director since September 2011. He arrived at NIH in 1976, as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Dr. Richard Nakamura

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Dr. Moses Sinkala

Former Fogarty trainee Sinkala dies

Zambian researcher Dr. Moses Sinkala died suddenly while on vacation in Thailand. One of the first graduates of Fogarty's AIDS International Training and Research Program, he founded the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia and served in the country's health ministry.

Plowe honored by American College of Physicians

Fogarty grantee Dr. Christopher V. Plowe has received the 2013 American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine. He leads the University of Maryland's malaria group and also helps develop vaccines.

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Dr. Christopher V. Plowe

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Dr. Dan J. Stein

Stein receives South African medical award

Fogarty grantee Dr. Dan J. Stein, of the University of Cape Town, has won the 2012 Fellowship of the Art and Science of Medicine Award, bestowed by the South African Medical Association. Stein is recognized for his work in mental health and neuroimaging.

Espinal is honored for TB work

For his achievements in combating tuberculosis globally, former Fogarty trainee Dr. Marcos Espinal has received Japan's 2012 Princess Chichibu Global TB Memorial Award. Espinal manages health surveillance and disease prevention and control at the Pan American Health Organization.

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Dr. Marcos Espinal

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