People in the news - July 2013

July / August 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 4

Mexico chooses Ruiz-Palacios to lead health institute

NIH grantee Dr. Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios has been named director of Mexico's National Institute of Public Health. He was most recently a professor of internal medicine and chair of the infectious diseases department at National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition Salvador Zubirán and an investigator for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios

Dr. Guillermo M. Ruiz-Palacios

Dr. Jeremy Farrar

Dr. Jeremy Farrar

Farrar is to become Wellcome Trust director

The Wellcome Trust has announced Dr. Jeremy Farrar, U.K. clinical scientist and professor at Oxford and Princeton Universities, will become its director in October. Since 1996, Farrar has worked for Wellcome in Vietnam, where he has also mentored a number of Fogarty Scholars studying infectious diseases.

NIH's Fauci is honored with Robert Koch award

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will receive the Robert Koch Gold Medal for his life's work in the field of immune regulation in AIDS. The Robert Koch Foundation will present the award in November.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Dr. Joman Y. Natsheh

Dr. Joman Y. Natsheh

Fogarty-supported Natsheh becomes research fellow

The International Brain Research Organization has selected Dr. Joman Y. Natsheh, a graduate of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative funded by Fogarty and the National Institute of Mental Health, to be a research fellow. The award encourages educational exchanges between trainees at Rutgers University, Newark, and Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Fogarty mentor in Cameroon, Ndumbe, dies

Fogarty mentor Dr. Peter M. Ndumbe has died. He was in-country leader for Fogarty's AIDS International Training and Research Program in Cameroon. He directed Yaoundé University's Centre for the Study and Control of Communicable Diseases and was dean at University of Buea's Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Peter M. Ndumbe

Dr. Peter M. Ndumbe

Dr. Sten H. Vermund

Dr. Sten H. Vermund

Fogarty grantee Vermund is recognized

The American Pediatric Society has selected longtime Fogarty grantee and former board member Dr. Sten H. Vermund to receive its 2013 Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award for his contributions to children's health. Vermund directs the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

Fogarty grantee Gertler receives Mexican medal

Dr. Paul Gertler, a former Fogarty grantee focused on poverty and how financial incentives can improve health, has received the Juan Jose Bobadilla Medal for Global Health. Gertler is the first economist to win the award, which Mexico's National Institutes of Health typically gives to medical professionals or epidemiologists.

Dr. Paul Gertler

Dr. Paul Gertler

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