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People in the news November 2011

November / December 2011 | Volume 10, Issue 6

Mundel to lead Gates Global Health

Dr. Trevor Mundel, global head of development for Novartis Pharma AG, has been named president of the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dr. Trevor Mundel

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Dr. Salim Abdool Karim

South Africa honors Salim Abdool Karim

Fogarty grantee Dr. Salim Abdool Karim has been named Outstanding Senior African Scientist for 2011 by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership. He also received the Gold Medal for Science in Medicine from the South African Medical Association.


Curioso to head office in Peru’s health ministry

Dr. Walter Curioso, a Fogarty grantee who has studied mobile health technologies in Peru, is the new General Director of the General Office of Statistics and Informatics in Peru’s Ministry of Health.

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Dr. Walter Curioso


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Dr. Patricia Mechael

Mechael new executive director of mHealth Alliance

Dr. Patricia Mechael is the new executive director of the mHealth Alliance, which is hosted by the United Nations Foundation. She previously was director for health-related mobile technology at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

New US health attaché to Brazil

Dr. Abraham Miranda is the new U.S. Health Attaché to Brazil. Miranda, a captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, has been with CDC’s Global AIDS Program since 2004.

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Dr. Abraham Miranda

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Dr. Ted Trimble

Trimble to direct NCI's Global Health Center

Dr. Ted Trimble is the new director of the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health. He previously was head of Gynecological Cancer Therapeutics in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis.

Honors for Pettigrew

Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.

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Dr. Roderic Pettigrew

 

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