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People in the news July 2012

July / August 2012 | Volume 11, Issue 4

Fogarty's Katz designated as deputy division director

Dr. Flora Katz is the new deputy director of the Division of International Training and Research. Katz also continues her role as a program officer, overseeing the Center's Framework Innovations and Informatics programs and comanaging the Biodiversity grants program. Katz received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in cell and molecular biology. As a faculty member at University of Texas Southeastern Medical Center at Dallas and Texas A&M University, she directed a research laboratory in developmental genetics. She joined Fogarty in 2001.

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Dr. Flora Katz

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Dr. Kirk R. Smith

Smith wins Tyler Environmental Prize

Fogarty grantee Dr. Kirk R. Smith was awarded the 2012 Tyler Environmental Prize by the University of Southern California for his work on household air pollution and related early deaths. A professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Smith founded and directs the university's masters program in Global Health and Environment. Previously, he founded the Energy Program of the East-West Center in Honolulu.

Cohen receives award for innovation

Long-time Fogarty grantee Dr. Myron Cohen has received the 2012 Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award for his scientific innovation stemming from U.S. clinical research investment. Cohen, a professor of medicine, microbiology and epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led a landmark study on HIV prevention, received the award from the U.S. Clinical Research Forum.

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Dr. Myron Cohen

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Dr. Kenneth Ngure

Ngure receives University of Washington Award

Former Fogarty trainee Dr. Kenneth Ngure received the University of Washington's Outstanding Community Partner Award in recognition of his work on HIV/AIDS, not least in coordinating key HIV-prevention trials in Kenya. He recently received his doctoral degree from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, and lectures at the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

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