NIH global health research newsletter from Fogarty, including articles on Fogarty's May 1 2018 50th anniversary symposium, new frontiers of global health research, viewpoints from Fogarty's community, and more.

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May / June 2018

Dr Richard Horton speaks at a podium during Fogarty 50th anniversary symposium

Dr Tony Fauci straightens Dr Roger Glass’s bowtie in the audience of the auditorium during the Fogarty 50th anniversary symposium

Drs. Satish Gopal, Douglas Lowy and Glenda Gray seated at panel table during the Fogarty 50th anniversary symposium

Fogarty marks 50 years of global health partnerships, considers future directions

A half century of Fogarty’s global health research and training accomplishments were celebrated May 1, as more than 500 NIH leaders, researchers, advocates and trainees gathered from around the world to mark the Center’s establishment in 1968.

Part scientific symposium, part family reunion, the day was devoted to a review of progress in the development of research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, Fogarty's role in advancing science to reduce death and disability, and an exploration of new frontiers of global health research ripe for future exploration.

Q&A: The power of multigenerational mentorship at Makerere University

Dr. Mark Kaddumukasa, a former Fogarty trainee and current grantee studying epilepsy in Uganda, discusses how Fogarty training helped his career, and the benefits of multigenerational mentorship.
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Dr. Mark Kaddumukasa

Profile: Researcher enters global network via Fogarty fellowship program

For Dr. Vivek Naranbhai, an HIV researcher working in South Africa, his time as a Fogarty Fellow changed his outlook and confirmed that his future lay in global health.
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Dr. Vivek Naranbhai

Cover: Fogarty at 50 book

Opinion: Fogarty's Glass on considering the new frontiers of global health research

As the Fogarty International Center marks our 50th year, Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass announces the launch of Fogarty at 50: Advancing science for global health since 1968. The new book captures stories that demonstrate the value of Fogarty programs, and profiles some of the Center's most successful trainees.

Viewpoints: Fogarty at 50

Members of our community, including Fogarty grantees, trainees and fellows, share how Fogarty programs have aided their careers and advanced their research.

Dr. Ruth Nduati of University of Nairobi, Dr. Marcos Espinal of PAHO, Dr Linda-Gail Bekker of the International AIDS Society and more offer their viewpoints as we celebrate 50 years of the Fogarty International Center.

Screen capture of collection of viewpoints by researchers

Also in this issue

  • Fogarty Director Dr Roger Glass receives Carter humanitarian award
    The 2018 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award was presented to Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on May 10, 2018.

  • People in the news:

    • Dr. Kenneth Staley named U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator
    • Dr. Balram Bhargava new India Health Research Secretary
    • Dr. Michele Barry receives top award for female physician
    • Howard University bestows honorary degree on Dr. Vivian Pinn
    • Dr. Robert Murphy inducted into engineering elite
    • Global Burden of Disease founders Drs. Christopher Murray and Alan Lopez honored
    • Details: People in the news

  • Global health briefs:

    • WHO issues first list of essential diagnostics
    • Vaccines task force report released
    • WHO details global smoking disparities
    • Child road safety study details health impact
    • NIH produces plan for data science
    • Details: Global health briefs

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