Birx confirmed as new U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
The U.S. Senate has approved the nomination of Dr. Deborah L. Birx to be U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, a position previously held by Ambassador Eric Goosby. Birx is a veteran AIDS researcher who currently heads the CDC's division of global HIV/AIDS.
Fogarty adds three new advisory board members
Fogarty has announced the appointment of three new members to its advisory board. The panel is comprised of researchers, policymakers and others involved in global health who can provide strategic advice to Fogarty on its policies, programs and other matters.
Dr. Joseph C. Kolars, a Fogarty grantee, is Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives and professor at the University of Michigan. He has consulted for the Medical Education Partnership Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Wafaa M. El-Sadr, a Fogarty grantee, is professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University. She founded the university's Mailman School of Public Health program that provides family-centered care and services to HIV/AIDS patients.
Dr. J. Stephen Morrison is Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center at the nonprofit Center for Strategic and International Studies. He testifies before Congress, directs high-level task forces and commissions, and presents ideas in the media.
New Fogarty advisory board members, Drs. Joseph C. Kolars,
Wafaa M. El-Sadr and J. Stephen Morrison.