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Fogarty Trainees Become Global Health Leaders

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Lola Kola, University of Ibadan

In Nigeria—and in many places—young mothers feel social and self-stigma. Emerging Global Leader Lola Kola developed a mobile app to help teen mothers care for their mental and physical health.


Over the decades, Fogarty’s programs have made significant contributions by filling the pipeline of global health leaders, extending the frontiers of science and accelerating discovery. These featured researchers — including senior government officials, and leaders of academic and nongonvermental organizations around the world — share how training supported by Fogarty has impacted their careers, helped build in-country research capacity, and fostered collaboration in research areas vital to global health.

Dr. Michelle Groom, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa

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Emerging Global Leader award recipient Dr. Michelle Groome details how personal experience with rotavirus influenced her Fogarty research and her career.


Dr. Nandini Kumar

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Dr. Nandini Kumar received a Fogarty grant to establish a national bioethics training program and helped formulate India’s national research ethics guidelines.


Dr. Andrew Kambugu, Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Kampala, Uganda

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Dr. Andrew Kambugu’s Fogarty training grant is helping to enhance HIV research capacity in East Africa.


Dr. Robert Samuels
Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone

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Using the skills he learned through Fogarty programs, Dr. Robert Samuels is evaluating the prevalence of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in young children.


Dr. Admire Dube
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

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Fogarty-supported training laid the foundation for Dr. Admire Dube's NIH grants to study the use of nanotechnology to help eradicate tuberculosis.


Dr. Lloyd Mulenga
Zambia MOH, University of Zambia, Vanderbilt University

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Dr. Lloyd Mulenga, who earned three advanced degrees with support from Fogarty research training programs, discusses the synergies of his roles as a physician, scientist and policymaker in Zambia.


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Updated December 28, 2022