People in the news - December 2015
November / December 2015 | Volume 14, Issue 6
Former Fogarty grantee wins Nobel Prize
Former Fogarty grantee Dr. Angus Deaton has received the Nobel Prize for economics, based on his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare. A professor at Princeton University, Deaton has been supported by Fogarty's global health and economic development program and currently has a National Institute on Aging grant for research in South Africa.
Dr. Angus Deaton
Dr. Ranjit Roy
India loses scientist who oversaw clinical trial rules
Indian clinical pharmacologist Dr. Ranjit Roy Chaudhury, of the Institute of Medical Education and Research, has died. He played a key role in encouraging stakeholders, including the NIH, patient advocacy groups and the Indian government, to reach a consensus on new clinical trial regulations.
Gates Foundation's malaria chief dies suddenly
Dr. Alan J. Magill, director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's malaria program since 2012, has died. An internist with a subspecialty in infectious diseases, he previously held positions in the U.S. government, including with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Navy's Medical Research Center in Peru.
Dr. Alan J. Magill
Dr. Thomas R. Insel
NIH's mental health director Insel moves to Google
After 13 years directing NIH's National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Thomas R. Insel has announced he will join Google Life Sciences. He will be part of a team exploring new technologies to improve mental health by providing earlier detection, better prevention and more effective management of psychosis, mood disorders and other conditions.
Rwandan health minister honored with Roux Prize
Rwandan Minister of Health, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, has won the 2015 Roux Prize for using health data and analysis to reduce disease, injury and other health risk factors. The prize includes $100,000 and is awarded by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho
Jacob E. Moss
Clean cookstoves expert receives US award
Jacob E. Moss has been honored by the U.S. Partnership for Public Service with its 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal, for bringing together agencies, countries and corporations to promote cleaner cookstoves. NIH and Fogarty are partners in the initiative. Moss is a senior advisor at the EPA, on detail to the State Department.
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