People in the news - January 2016

January / February 2016 | Volume 15, Issue 1

Smith assumes role as new USAID Administrator

Gayle E. Smith has been sworn in as the new USAID Administrator. She most recently held positions as special assistant to the President and senior director at the National Security Council, where she led global development, democracy and humanitarian assistance initiatives.

Gayle E. Smith

Gayle E. Smith

Dr. Eric M. Meslin

Dr. Eric M. Meslin

Fogarty grantee leads Canadian Academies Council

Dr. Eric M. Meslin has been named president and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies. He is founder and director of Indiana University's bioethics center and has managed a Fogarty grant for ethics training at Moi University in Kenya.

Explorers Club honors Fogarty grantee Hay

Understanding what's killing the world's coral reefs has been the career focus of Dr. Mark Hay, of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Fogarty biodiversity grantee has received the Lowell Thomas Award from the New York-based Explorers Club, which cited his leadership in developing innovative and effective approaches for coral reef conservation.

Dr. Mark Hay

Dr. Mark Hay

Dr. Peter H. Kilmarx

Dr. Peter H. Kilmarx

Fogarty Deputy honored for service in Africa

Fogarty Deputy Director Dr. Peter H. Kilmarx has received the Paul Harris award from the Harare Rotary Club, in recognition of his work on HIV in Zimbabwe and Ebola in West Africa. Until July, Kilmarx was the CDC Country Director in Zimbabwe. The award was created in memory of the Club's founder to acknowledge outstanding contributions.

Fogarty board member is named chief diversity officer

Vanderbilt University has chosen Dr. George C. Hill to be its first chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Hill, a molecular biologist, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1998 and is a member of Fogarty's Advisory Board.

Dr. George C. Hill

Dr. George C. Hill

Dr. Michelle S. McConnell

Dr. Michelle S. McConnell

McConnell is the first US Health Attaché in Mexico

Dr. Michelle S. McConnell has been appointed as the first U.S. Health Attaché in Mexico. Her prior post was at CDC Vietnam, where she was Country Director. A pediatrician, McConnell has researched many aspects of HIV, including mother-to-child transmission.

DuBois is the new US Health Attaché in Brazil

Former U.S. Health Attaché in India, Dr. Amy DuBois, has been selected to assume the same position in Brazil. She previously served in the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and in the CDC's offices in Mozambique and Atlanta.

Dr. Amy DuBois

Dr. Amy DuBois

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