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People in the news

September / October 2017 | Volume 16, Issue 5

Mark Andrew Green

Green tapped as USAID administrator

Mark Andrew Green has assumed leadership of USAID. A former U.S. congressman with international experience, Green has served as U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, and as a board member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an independent U.S. government agency tackling global poverty. Most recently Green was president of the International Republican Institute.

Dr. Mark Dybul

Dybul leads Georgetown's new global health center

Georgetown University Medical Center named Dr. Mark Dybul director of its new Center for Global Health and Quality. He previously served as executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. During his tenure as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator he oversaw development of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Photo courtesy of Georgetown University

Dr. Samba Sow

Roux Prize awarded to Mali's Samba Sow

Malian scientist and University of Maryland professor Dr. Samba Sow has been awarded the 2017 Roux Prize. A Fogarty collaborator, Sow will receive $100,000 in recognition of his work using health data to save children's lives. He generated metrics on the Haemophilus influenzae type b disease that convinced policymakers to institute a nationwide vaccination program.

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger Glass is celebrated

India's Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation has selected Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass to deliver the 2017 Dr. Ida S. Scudder Humanitarian Oration on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. The event honors Scudder, an American physician who founded the college in 1900. Glass is being recognized for his work on rotavirus disease and efforts to develop low-cost vaccines to prevent it.

Dr. Rima Khabbaz

CDC's Khabbaz has new infectious diseases role

Dr. Rima Khabbaz has a new position as the CDC's Director of the National Center for Emerging Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Khabbaz, a graduate of the American University of Beirut, has held numerous CDC leadership roles since the 1990s and currently also serves as acting deputy director for infectious diseases.

Dr. Vivian Pinn

UVA honors Vivian Pinn for leadership, contributions

The University of Virginia has recognized Fogarty scientist emeritus Dr. Vivian Pinn by renaming one of its buildings for her. The sole female and minority student in UVA's medical school class of 1967, Pinn went on to become the first director of NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health.

Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein

Former grantee joins Argentine Ministry of Health

Former Fogarty grantee Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein, a physician and epidemiologist, has joined Argentina's Ministry of Health as Secretary of Health Promotion, Prevention and Risk Control. Rubinstein held a Fogarty NCD research training grant while serving as director of the nonprofit Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy in Buenos Aires.

Dr. Kalipso Chalkidou

CGD names new Global Health Policy Director

The Center for Global Development, an independent nonpartisan think tank that works to reduce poverty in developing countries, has named Dr. Kalipso Chalkidou as its new director of Global Health Policy. Chalkidou most recently worked at the Imperial College London and previously was with the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

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