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Fellows Supported by Recovery Act

With funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Fogarty will support 21 additional participants in the Clinical Research Training Scholars and Fellows Program. Listed below find the 10 International Clinical Research Fellows, and 11 Advanced Fellows who will receive this support.

2009-2010 International Clinical Research Fellows


Elizabeth Bigger, MD
Resident, Department of Internal Medicine,Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Proposal: The correlation between the different risk factors and the cancer site as well as stage at diagnosis, comorbid infections including HIV, Hep B/C in an oncology clinic in Malawi
Fellowship Site: UNC Project (Kamuzu Central Hospital), Lilongwe, Malawi

Gerald Bloomfield, MD, MPH
Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC
Proposal: The prevalence of atherosclerosis among patients with heart failure
Fellowship Site: Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya

Robert Comer, MD, MS
Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Proposal: Serologic prevalance of Chagas’ disease in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and the role of the novel Th17 pathway in development of chronic Chagas’ cardiomyopathy
Fellowship Site: AB Prisma, Lima, Peru

Lisa Dillabaugh, MD
Fellow, Global Health, University of California, San Francisco
Proposal: TB Prevention in HIV-infected children: An evaluation of isoniazid preventive therapy
Fellowship Site: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Mark Huffman, MD, MPH
Fellow, Cardiovascular Disease, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Proposal: Outcomes for acute heart failure syndromes in India
Fellowship Site: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Thuy Le, MD
Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT
Proposal: A randomized, open-label, comparative study of the effectiveness of Itraconzole versus Amphotericin B in the acute-phase treatment of Penicilliosis in HIV-infected persons in Vietnam
Fellowship Site: Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

AnaClaire Meyer, MD
Clinical Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
Proposal: The development of a tool to identify peripheral neuropathy and HIV-associated dementia
Fellowship Site: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Alison Roxby, MD, MSc
Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Proposal: A randomized clinical trial of herpes suppression in HIV-1/HSV-2 co-infected pregnant and post partum women
Fellowship Site: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Jonathan Samuel, MD, MPH
Fellow, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
Proposal: Investigation of the immune response to burns in Malawi in relation to both burn size and HIV status, and an observational study of burn care to identify potentially modifiable factors to improve outcomes
Fellowship Site: UNC Project (Kamuzu Central Hospital), Lilongwe, Malawi

Elizabeth Schlaudecker, MD
Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Proposal: Determining the viral etiologies of acute respiratory infections in a rural Honduran population of children
Fellowship Site: Hospital Regional del Occidente, Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

2009-2010 International Clinical Advanced Fellows


Advanced Fellows receive funding for a second year to continue their research projects.

Jeffrey Blander, ScD, MS
Proposal: Assessing HIV/AIDS diagnostic tools and treatment adherence programs in Tanzania
Fellowship Site: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Robert Choi, MD
Proposal: The role of mucosal IgA in protection against HIV-1 acquisition
Fellowship Site: University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

David Edwards, MD, MPH
Proposal: Diagnosis of TB among HIV-infected patients with advanced immunodeficiency accessing ART
Fellowship Site: Desmund Tutu HIV Center, Cape Town, South Africa

Oluwatoyin Fafowora, MD, MPH
Proposal: Heritability of juvenile glaucoma in a genetically diverse population
Fellowship Site: University of Ibadan, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Obinna Nnedu, MD
Proposal: Malaria in HIV-1-infected adults on TMP/SMZ: incidence, correlates, & effects
Fellowship Site: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Sarah Owens, PhD
Proposal: Genetic and environmental modifiers of colorectal cancer in South Africans
Fellowship Site: Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa

Scott Peterson, MD
Proposal: Safety of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis in HIV and HAART-exposed infants in Botswana
Fellowship Site: Botswana-Harvard Partnership, Gaborone, Botswana

Sheela Shenoi, MD
Proposal: Characterizing the epidemiology and transmission of XDRTB in rural South Africa
Fellowship Site: Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, Church of Scotland Hospital, South Africa

Joseph Tucker, MD
Proposal: Syphilis and HIV in the People’s Republic of China
Fellowship Site: China National STD Center, Nanjing, China

Jane Wanyiri, PhD
Proposal: Immune responses to Cryptosporidium in HIV infected adults in Kenya.
Fellowship Site: Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Emily Wong, MD
Proposal: Early deaths following initiation of Antiretroviral therapy in Johannesburg
Fellowship Site: Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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