People in the news - November 2013

November / December 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 6

Former PAHO chief to be neglected disease envoy

Former Pan American Health Organization Director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago has been selected as a special envoy by the Global Network for Neglected Diseases, a Sabin Vaccine Institute initiative. Roses received her medical and epidemiological training in Argentina.

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Dr. Mirta Roses Periago

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Dr. Abdallah Daar

UN appoints Daar to scientific advisory board

The UN has named Dr. Abdallah Daar as a member of the Secretary-General's new Scientific Advisory Board, which aims to strengthen connections between science and policy. Daar, a professor of public health at the University of Toronto, will represent Oman.

Global Health Council chooses Sow as its leader

The Global Health Council has selected Dr. Christine Sow as its executive director. She previously held positions at UNICEF and USAID and is an internationally-recognized advocate for global health, with expertise in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health programs.

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Dr. Christine Sow

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Dr. Thomas Kenyon

Kenyon becomes CDC global health director

Dr. Thomas Kenyon has been named director of the CDC's Center for Global Health. He was previously Ethiopia country director for the CDC and HHS and earlier worked for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

NIH chooses Koob to lead NIAAA

NIH has announced Dr. George F. Koob will be the next director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Koob previously held several positions at the Scripps Research Institute where his research focus was on neuroadaptations of reward circuits.

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Dr. George Koob

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Dr. Nancy Gore Saravia

Fogarty grantee Saravia receives award

Dr. Nancy Gore Saravia has won the 2013 Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Microbiology. Currently at Colombia's International Center for Medical Research and Training, she has Fogarty funding to study leishmaniasis and other emerging infectious diseases.

Fogarty grantee is new AJTMH editor

Fogarty grantee Dr. Philip Rosenthal, of the University of California, San Francisco, has been named editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Supported by Fogarty for 13 years, he manages research training programs in Uganda, focusing on malaria.

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Dr. Philip Rosenthal

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