US university consortia receive $26M to train early-career global health researchers

July 17, 2017

Dr Akwi Asombang in white coat with stethoscope seated at desk takes note on pad while speaking with a seated patient
Photo courtesy of Dr. Akwi Asombang

Fogarty's Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
provides a yearlong mentored clinical research experience
overseas for postdoctoral fellows and pre-doctoral scholars.

Fogarty and its NIH partners are continuing efforts to build a network of U.S. academic institutions to provide early-career physicians, veterinarians, dentists and scientists with a significant mentored research experience in a developing country. Support is planned through Fogarty's Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars, with awards totaling more than $25.9 million over five years to consortia at six U.S. universities.

One award supports a new consortium led by Harvard University, together with Boston University, Northwestern University and University of New Mexico. The remaining awards renew support for consortia led by University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Francisco; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Washington; and Vanderbilt University.

To participate in the program, students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the U.S. or from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) apply through one of the consortia for placement at an LMIC institution. Read profiles of fellows and scholars working around the world on mental health following the Ebola outbreak, point-of-care diagnostics for tuberculosis and HIV, pediatric cardiology, and other pressing global health issues.

The current iteration of the program is based on the success and experience of Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows (FICRS-F).

Support for the program comes from partners across NIH, including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) and NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH).

2017 Awards for the Fogarty Global Health Training Program

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