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May / June 2014 | Volume 13, Issue 3

Renowned vaccine expert de Quadros has died

Dr. Ciro de Quadros, renowned for his vaccine work and drive in polio eradication, has died at age 74. He was executive vice president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and was recently named a Public Hero of the Americas by the WHO and its Pan American arm.

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Dr. Ciro de Quadros

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Dr. Victor J. Dzau

Institute of Medicine selects Dzau as its president

The U.S. Institute of Medicine has named Dr. Victor J. Dzau as its president. Currently chancellor for health affairs at Duke University and president of its health system, he previously held posts at NIH, including chair of the Cardiovascular Disease Advisory Committee.

Ōmura is chosen as Gairdner Global Health awardee

Dr. Satoshi Ōmura was selected to receive the 2014 Gairdner Global Health Award. A recognized global expert in bioorganic chemistry, who partnered with Merck on collaborative research to discover and develop ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent that is widely used to treat river blindness, Ōmura is a distinguished emeritus professor at Kitasato University.

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Dr. Satoshi Ōmura

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Dr. Mathuram Santosham

Santosham receives Sabin gold medal for Hib

Longtime NIH grantee, Dr. Mathuram Santosham of Johns Hopkins University, has received the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, for his pioneering role in preventing deadly H. influenzae type b diseases and for his research on oral rehydration to limit fluid loss in diarrhea.

Fogarty grantee Kline wins pediatric research award

Fogarty grantee Dr. Mark W. Kline of the Baylor College of Medicine has been recognized for his global child health contributions by the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, which gave him its 2014 Program for Global Pediatric Research Award.

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Dr. Mark W. Kline

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Dr. Laura Povlich

Bioengineer Povlich named Fogarty program officer

Fogarty has welcomed Dr. Laura Povlich as a new program officer in its Division of International Training and Research. Povlich, a bioengineer and synthetic chemist, has been at Fogarty for over a year as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. She helped develop the eCapacity and mHealth programs.

Weymouth to manage Fogarty's advisory board

Fogarty has named staff member Kristen Weymouth to be Executive Secretary of the Advisory Board, holding responsibility for planning board meeting activities and handling correspondence.

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Kristen Weymouth

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