NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, including articles on the May 1 Fogarty at 50 symposium, adolescent health research and more.

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March / April 2018

On 50th anniversary, Fogarty reviews progress

Join Fogarty on May 1 to commemorate 50 years of its global health research and training programs. The full-day symposium, titled "Fogarty at 50: What are the new frontiers in global health research?" will be webcast live.

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Dr. Roger I. Glass speaks from a podium labeled CUGH 2018, slide projected in the background

NIH, Fogarty discuss health inequities at CUGH annual meeting

Representatives from Fogarty and from across NIH discussed health inequities at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health annual meeting, held in New York City in March.
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We have come so far, yet much remains to be done

As Fogarty celebrates its 50th anniversary, Director Dr. Roger I. Glass reflects on the Center's accomplishments and remembers its namesake, Rep. John Edward Fogarty.
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Historical photo of Rep. John E. Fogarty hugging a young girl on the outdoor steps of the US capitol building

Two women sit on a park bench outdoors, facing each other and speaking together

Low-cost mental health innovation enables access to care in Africa, US

A program in Zimbabwe developed with partial support from Fogarty helps reduce the mental health treatment gap by training lay health workers to deliver problem-solving therapy.
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Focus on adolescent health research

As the largest global adolescent population in history transitions into adulthood, Fogarty and NIH are supporting research into multiple aspects of youth health, including teen pregnancy, tobacco use, and HIV testing and care.

Group of teenagers in outdoor courtyard in Haiti pose for camera

Pregnant teenage girl lies on her back in an exam room while a medical worker with her back to the camera examines her belly

Teenage boy smokes bidi cigar outdoors in India

Also in this issue

  • Advancing research in Peru: Q and A with Dr Patricia Garcia Dr. Garcia of Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia discusses how Fogarty shaped her career, and fostering research collaborations in-country and across the globe.

  • Profile: Armed with career development award, former Fogarty Fellow fights rheumatic heart disease in Malawi Five years after completing a Fogarty global health fellowship in pediatric cardiology, Dr. Amy Sims Sanyahumbi has returned to Malawi.

  • Research!America honors Fogarty Director Roger Glass Dr. Glass was presented the 2018 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award for his research and advocacy efforts in global health.

  • People in the news:

    • Infectious diseases expert Dr. Robert Redfield leading CDC
    • Dr. Josephine Olsen appointed Peace Corps director
    • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has new CEO Dymphna van der Lans
    • Dr. Jeremy Farrar to continue as Wellcome Trust director
    • CUGH recognizes Dr. Michael Merson global health leadership
    • Dr. Clement Adebamowo recognized by clinical oncology society
    • Longtime Fogarty grantee Dr. Peter Mason dies
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • NIH unveils plan for universal flu vaccine
    • NIA-Alzheimer's Association framework to spur Alzheimer's research
    • NIH releases adolescent brain data
    • New mental health data tools are available from NIHMH
    • Nursing Now campaign launched
    • Violence and mental health report released
    • Details: Global health briefs

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