People in the news - October 2013

September / October 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 5

Fogarty trainee to head Brazil's AIDS program

Dr. Fabio C. Mesquita was named director of Brazil's National HIV/AIDS program. Mesquita participated in Fogarty's AIDS International Training and Research Program and most recently worked as senior advisor on HIV in the WHO's Vietnam Country Office.

Headshot of Dr. Fabio C. Mesquita

Dr. Fabio C. Mesquita

Dr. Patricia Garcia

Dr. Patricia Garcia

Fogarty grantee Garcia recognized for productivity

Long-time Fogarty grantee, Dr. Patricia Garcia, has received an award from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in recognition for being the institution's "Most Productive Researcher." Garcia received training early in her career with Fogarty support.

Fogarty trainee Reddy earns AIDS award

Fogarty trainee Dr. Kavidha Reddy of the University of KwaZulu-Natal has received the Young Investigator Award from the International AIDS Society and the French Agency for Research on HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis. She was chosen for showing innovation, originality and quality research, based on her studies on a new arm of the innate immune system.

Dr. Kavidha Reddy

Dr. Kavidha Reddy

Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah

Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah

Fogarty investigator Herzallah deemed influential

Fogarty investigator Dr. Mohammad M. Herzallah has been named one of the "500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World," by Arabian Business magazine. He is pursuing a doctoral degree at Rutgers University, Newark, and directs the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Fogarty trainee wins honor for leadership

Former Fogarty trainee Dr. Damalie Nakanjako Kyabayinze was has received with the 2013 Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award for improving health in her community. An internist focusing on HIV/AIDS, she lectures at Uganda's Makerere University and is a Wellcome Trust postdoctoral research fellow.

Dr. Damalie Nakanjako Kyabayinze

Dr. Damalie Nakanjako Kyabayinze

Dr. Olaniyi Taiwo

Dr. Olaniyi Taiwo

Fogarty trainee receives award for dissertation

Former Fogarty trainee Dr. Olaniyi Taiwo was honored by the University of Liverpool for writing the Dissertation of the Year, on consent forms for dental care clinical trials in Nigeria. Before his Ph.D. studies, Taiwo participated in a Fogarty-supported program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Fogarty welcomes Said to its staff

Dr. Maria Said recently joined the Fogarty staff as a program officer. Said will manage the Center's tobacco research program and assist with the Medical Education Partnership Initiative. She is a Public Health Service Commissioned Officer, a licensed physician and is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

Dr. Maria Said

Dr. Maria Said

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