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NIH director Dr Francis S Collins encourages 2020 Fogarty Fellows and Scholars during virtual orientation

July / August 2020 | Volume 19, Number 4

For the first time, the 2020 Fogarty Fellows and Scholars orientation program was held via teleconference. NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins made his annual appearance from his home office to offer advice and words of encouragement.

Fogarty’s Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars provides year-long mentored research experiences in low- and middle-income countries.

Collins suggested the new program participants keep their horizons wide open during the next year and that they not become too narrowly focused. He welcomed them to the Fogarty network that extends around the world and said he counts on Fogarty alumni to develop into significant global health leaders.

“You will be changed by the experience and that’s good; you will be positioned to take on leadership roles,” he said. “We are a family and we like to support each other. And now you are part of it.”

Screen capture of tiled view of participants during 2020 virtual Fogarty Fellows and Scholars orientation, Francis Collins’s window highlighted while he speaks. 

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