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March / April 2013

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CUGH 2013 meeting: Partnerships, capacity building needed to strengthen universities

Global health partnerships that consider local needs and context are vital to speeding research discoveries to people who need them most, according to speakers at the CUGH annual meeting.
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Fogarty launches eCapacity program

Fogarty is launching the innovative program Global Health Research and Research Training eCapacity Initiative to help developing country institutions build ICT expertise.
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Global Education and Technology Health summit on widening technology use

Leaders in health, research, education and ICT gathered in New York for the GETHealth summit to discuss how to overcome barriers and accelerate change.
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Focus: moving science to policy more quickly

NIH and Fogarty are working to encourage and empower global health scientists to inform health policymakers and program implementers throughout research, spurring actions that benefit health.

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Q and A with Dr Christopher P Austin

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Director Dr. Christopher P. Austin discusses how NCATS supports and advances global health research.
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US and India advance diabetes research plans

Researchers in the U.S. and India are joining forces against diabetes and related diseases, a growing health problem in their countries.
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