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Global Health Matters November/December 2023

A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a cell (red) infected with the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample.

Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies Research Roundup

Between January and November 2023, Fogarty's Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DEIPS) published 25 studies in peer-reviewed journals, making a significant contribution to scientific research on a range of topics related to both domestic and global health.

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“Global Brain” enters third decade

Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. Fogarty's Global Brain program, now in its 20th year, funds projects that aim to improve brain health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

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In Memoriam: Robert B. Eiss

Rob Eiss, a long-term member of the Fogarty team, passed away in late October. Acting Fogarty Director Peter Kilmarx reflects on his legacy as an advocate for global health research partnerships.

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Acting Fogarty Director Peter Kilmarx and members of the second APTI cohort pose for a photo inside a white tent.

Fellows from APTI's second cohort focus on neglected tropical diseases

The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI) prepares future generations of African researchers. Fogarty caught up with two fellows from the second cohort, both from Nigeria and both focused on neglected tropical diseases.

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) turns 75

Fogarty commemorates this milestone by recognizing our decades-long partnership and shared commitment to global mental health.

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Addressing gaps in neurosurgical care in Peru

Dr. Roxanna Garcia's Fogarty project recommended expanding scientific literature on neurosurgery access to understand disparities in access to care.

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Creating health equity through community-based research

University of Arizona’s Purnima Madhivanan discusses community-based participatory research (CBPR) and what it means to work at the intersection of infectious and chronic diseases.

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