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January / February 2015 | Volume 14, Issue 1
Dr. Richard Krause
Fogarty scientist emeritus, former NIAID chief dies
Dr. Richard Krause, director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) from 1975 to 1984, has died at age 90. An immune system expert, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1977. He had been a Fogarty adviser and scientist emeritus since 1989.
Dr. Donald Lindberg
National Library of Medicine's Lindberg to retire
Dr. Donald Lindberg has announced he will retire at the end of March from NIH's National Library of Medicine after 30 years serving as director. He has been a groundbreaking innovator in information technology, artificial intelligence, computer-aided medical diagnosis and electronic health records.
Congressman Rush D. Holt
Former Congressman Holt to lead the AAAS
Former U.S. Congressman Rush D. Holt, who holds a Ph.D. in physics, has been appointed to lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific organization. Holt will be the association's CEO and executive publisher of
Dr. Peter Hotez
Former Fogarty adviser Hotez is US science envoy
Former Fogarty Advisory Board member, Dr. Peter Hotez is one of four eminent scientists to be chosen by the U.S. State Department as a science envoy to boost global scientific cooperation. Hotez is professor and dean of Baylor College of Medicine's School of Tropical Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute.
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti
Botswana physician is new WHO Africa director
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, a longtime veteran of the WHO, was recently selected to be the agency's Regional Director for Africa. Moeti, from Botswana, previously headed the WHO Malawi office and has also served as a WHO regional adviser for women's and adolescent health.
Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Abdool Karim receives three awards for research
Fogarty grantee Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate director of the Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and a professor at Columbia University, has been recognized by three organizations for her groundbreaking HIV/AIDS research. She received the World Academy of Science's TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, and gold medals from the South African Academy of Science and Medical Research Council.
Dr. Alash'le Abimiku
Fogarty mentor awarded Nigerian honor
Fogarty former trainee and grantee, Dr. Alash'le Abimiku, has received the Order of the Niger for her contributions to enhancing laboratory medicine in Nigeria. She is co-founder of the Laboratory Diagnostics and Research at the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria, an associate professor at the University of Maryland, and mentor to current Fogarty trainees.
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