People in the news - May 2016

May / June 2016 | Volume 15, Issue 3

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Fauci recognized for HIV work in developing world

For his pioneering contributions to the understanding of HIV/AIDS and his leadership bringing successful treatment to the developing world, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is receiving the 2016 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. The awards are Canada’s most prestigious medical honor.

Dr. Willard (Ward) Cates

Leading HIV prevention researcher Cates dies

Dr. Willard (Ward) Cates, a leader in the field of HIV prevention and women’s reproductive health, died in March. He chaired the executive committee of NIH’s HIV Prevention Trials Network for more than a decade and was a scientific advisor for the Office of Global AIDS Coordination and UNAIDS. Cates spent two decades at the CDC before joining the nonprofit, FHI 360.

Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan

Fogarty grantee wins international excellence award

The Endocrine Society has honored Fogarty grantee Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan with its International Excellence in Endocrinology Award for making contributions to the field in a region with limited resources. El-Hajj Fuleihan, a professor of medicine at the American University of Beirut, directs the Scholars in HeAlth Research Program (SHARP), a Fogarty supported capacity building project.

Dr. Juliet Pulliam

Former Fogarty fellow takes up new position in South Africa

Dr. Juliet Pulliam, a former postdoctoral fellow in Fogarty’s Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) program, will become director of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), effective July 1. SACEMA, a government-supported Centre of Excellence, builds capacity in infectious disease modeling and other quantitative aspects of health research in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Mark Miller

Fogarty's Miller on detail to global health nonprofit

Dr. Mark Miller, Fogarty’s Associate Director for Research, is serving a detail to the French nonprofit, Agence de Medicine Preventive (AMP), which promotes preventive medicine and public health in low- and middle-income countries. Miller’s posting will give Fogarty the opportunity to pursue new research collaborations on influenza, Ebola and other topics.

Dr. Barbara Sina

Sina shares Fogarty expertise with Wellcome Trust

Dr. Barbara Sina, bioethics program officer in Fogarty’s Division of International Training and Research, recently spent a six-week sabbatical at the Wellcome Trust in London, collaborating on activities related to the Global Forum on Bioethics in Research.

Dr. Phillipe Nyambi

Fogarty HIV grantee Nyambi dies

Dr. Phillipe Nyambi, Principal Investigator of a Fogarty HIV Research Training grant died in February. Nyambi was an associate professor of pathology at the New York University, a research microbiologist and collaborator on HIV/AIDS in Cameroon. Read In Memoriam: Phillipe N. Nyambi, Ph.D. from the NYU School of Medicine.

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