NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, including articles on advancing African health professionals education, multigenerational research training, African investment in research and more.

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January / February 2018

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Fogarty continues to advance African health education

Fogarty is seeking applications for projects in eight African countries in the next phase of its efforts to advance research capacity and strengthen the continent’s health workforce. PEPFAR plans to invest up to $37 million over the next five years to support the awards.
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Group of medical trainees in Maputo Central Hospital, Mozambique gathers around a trainer to review x-ray held up to the light

Four researchers use multi-viewer training microscope in Mozambique

Making the case for African investment in research

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass discusses how Africans are making the case for increased investments in scientific capacity building and research ventures across Africa.
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Profile: Fogarty Fellow Dr. Brian Hall studied health of African migrants to China

As a Fogarty Fellow in China, Dr. Brian Hall examined the social and health challenges facing African migrants, and helped build a multidisciplinary global health research group.
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Dr. Brian Hall

Dr. Andrew Dykens

Collaboration with Peace Corps in Senegal enhances career development award

Dr. Andrew Dykens, a Fogarty grantee who studied cervical cancer in Senegal, designed a unique research project in collaboration with the U.S. Peace Corps.
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Focus on multigenerational research training:

By supporting multigenerational research training, Fogarty contributes to a "multiplier effect" as trainees become trainers.

Dr. Penny Moore in lab looks at sample using microscope while Dr. Jinal Bhiman observes

Dr. Bill Pape reviews information on a mobile device with three researchers in a hallway in Haiti

Also in this issue

  • NIH scientists update Congress on global Alzheimer’s disease epidemic NIH scientists, including Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass, testified about the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

  • TDR survey shows effectiveness of training program A recent publication detailed the effectiveness of career development efforts targeting scientists in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Innovation and global health leadership celebrated Global health research advocates congratulated Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), who was honored recently by the Global Health Technologies Coalition for his leadership in supporting research and innovation.

  • Fogarty provides training to build expertise in managing disease outbreaks Fogarty scientists presented a workshop designed to strengthen analytical capacity to manage disease outbreaks in developing countries.

  • People in the news:

    • Pharma exec Alex Azar is new HHS chief
    • Lifetime achievement award for Dr. Jean William (Bill) Pape
    • Dr. Chandy John joins ASTMH leadership
    • Former grantee Dr. Margaret Kosek wins top tropical medicine award
    • Human Genome Project, Drs. John B. Robbins and Rachel Schneerson, win Prince Mahidol Awards
    • UK announces new chief science advisor Dr. Patrick Vallance
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • Scientists explore ways to combat AMR
    • WHO urges action against fake drugs
    • DCP examines child and adolescent health
    • G-FINDER marks 10th anniversary
    • NIAID offers research tool
    • NICHD seeks mothers' input on pregnancy
    • Details: Global health briefs

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