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Fogarty Trainees Become Global Health Leaders

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. Admire Dube
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr. Admire Dube working in a lab.

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

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Dr. William Duke
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU)

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Fogarty training helped prepare Dr. William Duke to lead the Dominican Republic's response to COVID-19.

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Dr. Glenda Gray
South African Medical Research Council

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Dr. Glenda Gray discusses how she become an HIV/AIDS researcher in South Africa, lessons learned as a Fogarty trainee, key projects she has worked on, and her proudest career achievement.

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Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
WHO


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Former Fogarty trainee Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO, previously served as director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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Dr. Simani Gaseitsiwe
Botswana Harvard Partnership

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Dr. Simani Gaseitsiwe of the Botswana Harvard Partnership participated in Fogarty-support training led by his mentor Dr. Myron Essex, a long-time Fogarty and NIH grantee.

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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 November 2021