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November / December 2022 | Volume 21 Number 6
University of Lagos names first female vice-chancellor
Dr. Folasade Ogunsola was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, the first woman to hold the position. A principal investigator on the MEPI Jr project, Ogunsola was a founding member of the Nigerian Society for Infection Control and served as team lead for Infection Prevention and Control during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.
RAPIDD program co-founder awarded Kyoto Prize
Dr. Brian Grenfell, co-founder of Fogarty's Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) modeling program, was awarded the
2022 Kyoto prize in basic sciences for his research in phylodynamics, a methodology that predicts the dynamics of RNA viruses in wildlife. This research helped develop COVID-19 vaccination policies to reduce the evolution of novel mutations.
Fogarty grantees elected to National Academy of Medicine
Three Fogarty grantees were recently named to the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Marleen Temmerman, principal investigator on a Fogarty Global Infectious Diseases grant, was recognized for being a penholder of the U.N. Global Strategy for Women's, Children's, and Adolescents' Health and founding director of the International Center for Reproductive Health at Ghent University.
Dr. Gagandeep Kang, a professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Sciences at Christian Medical College in Vellore, India, and recipient of multiple Fogarty grants, was recognized for her contributions to understanding and improving child health through research and vaccine science during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Dr. Wafaie Fawzi, principal investigator for the Fogarty-funded Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program, was recognized for advancing the science of safety and efficacy of nutritional interventions in the prevention and management of major global health threats.
Updated December 13, 2022
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