People in global health news
September/October 2023 | Volume 22 Number 5
Fogarty scientist receives Fulbright fellowship
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal, a senior scientist at Fogarty, received a
Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship from the United States-India Educational Foundation for his project focused on building capacity to address public health threats from climate change. Rosenthal will collaborate with the Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRIHER) and other Indian institutions to create a new master's in public health (MPH) curriculum focused on climate change and health.
Former grantee receives groundbreaking USAID grant
The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), led by its president and former Fogarty grantee, Dr. Glenda Gray, secured a $45 million
USAID grant for HIV vaccine research in Africa. The grant backs the BRILLIANT Consortium, consisting of eight African nations to advance the field toward a safe and globally effective HIV vaccine by supporting scientists, institutions, and innovative collaboration systems for designing and testing improved vaccine candidates.
Happi elected to National Academy of Medicine
Fogarty grantee, Dr. Christian Happi of Redeemer’s University and the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), was
elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine for his impact on infectious disease research in Africa. His achievements include sequencing the first full SARS-Cov-2 genome in Africa, which guided public health interventions.
Former Fogarty director passes away
Dr. Claude Lenfant passed away this past June at age 94. Lenfant made significant contributions to US medical science funding and policy, serving as director of both the Fogarty International Center, in 1981, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) from 1982 to 2003.
Updated October 17, 2023
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