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Advancing Science for Global Health
Advancing Science for Global Health

People in global health news

July / August 2022 | Volume 21 Number 4

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Vanderbilt names new Global Health Director

Dr. Muktar Aliyu has been named Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. Aliyu, a renowned physician and epidemiologist born and raised in Nigeria, led several Fogarty-funded programs at Vanderbilt, including the Building Research Capacity in HIV/Non-communicable Diseases program in Nigeria.

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Sewankambo recognized for his work in global bioethics

Professor Nelson Sewankambo received the inaugural GLIDE Global Health Ethics Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of global bioethics. Sewankambo, a long-time Fogarty grantee, helped build the THRiVE research capacity strengthening consortium and is director of the Fogarty-funded Makerere University International Bioethics Research Training Program.

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Long-time Fogarty grantee receives PRIM&R service award

Professor Clement Adebamowo received the Jeff Cohen Service Award from Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) in recognition of his work in research ethics. He is the Director for Global Health Cancer Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and directs the Fogarty-funded Eastern Nigeria Research Ethics Training (ENRICH) Program.

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Fogarty grantee wins maternal health challenge

Dr. Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,  won first place in the NIH Maternal Health Diagnostics Challenge for mHealth tools developed by her Fogarty-funded her project enabling community health workers to monitor postpartum recovery by women following a cesarean delivery in Rwanda.

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Former CUGH chair to lead NY Academy of Medicine

Dr. Ann Kurth, an epidemiologist and Dean of the Yale School of Nursing, will lead the New York Academy of Medicine, the first nurse to hold the position. Dr. Kurth's research focuses on HIV/ reproductive health and global health system strengthening in the context of pandemics, climate change, and other stresses. She also co-founded the Yale Institute for Global Health.

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El-Sadr to lead new global program

Former Fogarty board member Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr was appointed Executive Vice President for Columbia Global at Columbia University. This new umbrella program will bring together the university’s global projects including Columbia’s Global Centers.

Updated August 12, 2022

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