Photo by Marleen Van den Neste for Fogarty
NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins gave inspiring remarks to the 2018 Fogarty Fellows and Scholars during their weeklong orientation in Bethesda. The program provides participants with a year or more of hands-on, mentored research in a low- or middle-income country.
Since its inception in 2004, the program has supported over 900 participants in at least 30 countries, who have published more than 1,200 peer-reviewed papers in a wide variety of infectious and noncommunicable disease areas. Fellows have included veterinarians, engineers, cardiologists, nephrologists, oncologists and in this year’s class, the first architect and lawyer.
Originally supported by a single private donation, the program now receives funding from 13 NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices.