2018 Fogarty Fellows and Scholars welcomed by NIH Director Dr Francis S Collins

July / August 2018 | Volume 17, Number 4

Dr Francis Collins holding microphone speaks to crowd of Fellows and Scholars during orientation, stands next to Dr Roger Glass
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.

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