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People in the news December 2012

November / December 2012 | Volume 11, Issue 6

Dybul to be Global Fund's executive director

Amb. Mark R. Dybul has been appointed executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, beginning early in 2013. Previously of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dybul helped create, and then led, the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR.

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Amb. Mark R. Dybul

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Dr. Carissa Etienne

Etienne to direct PAHO

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne has been elected director of the Pan American Health Organization, for a five-year term beginning in February 2013. She is currently assistant director general of health systems and services at the WHO. Originally from Dominica, she holds degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of the West Indies.


Abdool Karim recognized for HIV, women's health

Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim has been named by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World to receive its 2012 Prize for Medical Sciences in honor of her contributions to HIV prevention and women's health. A Fogarty grantee, Abdool Karim is on the faculty of Columbia University and at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa.

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Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim

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Dr. MaryJo DelVecchio Good

DelVecchio Good receives Silver Magnolia Award

The Shanghai Municipal Government has honored Fogarty co-principal investigator Dr. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good with its Silver Magnolia Award. She was chosen for her contributions to mental health education, especially of women. A professor at Harvard University Medical School, she has furthered mental health research training in China.

Warf receives MacArthur Award

Fogarty grantee Dr. Benjamin C. Warf has been named a 2012 MacArthur fellow for his work in intracranial diseases in children. Currently at Boston Children's Hospital, he previously was medical director at CURE Children's Hospital in eastern Uganda, where he pioneered a low-cost treatment for hydrocephalus.

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Dr. Benjamin C. Warf

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Dr. Michael H. Merson

Merson receives Kentucky Colonel Award

Dr. Michael H. Merson has been named a Kentucky Colonel for his contributions to global health and HIV/AIDS. Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute, is a Fogarty grantee and serves on the Center's advisory board.

Eckhert to receive award for history contributions

The Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine has named Dr. N. Lynn Eckhert as a recipient of its 2012 Alma Dea Morani, M.D. Renaissance Woman Award. Eckhert directs academic programs at Partners Healthcare International and is interim dean of the Lebanese American University. She has helped lead the selection of Fogarty scholars.

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Dr. N. Lynn Eckhert

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