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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. 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.


Dr. Christian Happi
Redeemer's University

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Dr. Christian Happi's first NIH grant was a Fogarty International Research Collaboration Award and he is now an H3Africa Principal Investigator.


Dr. Lloyd Mulenga
University of Zambia

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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.


Dr. John Nkengasong
Africa CDC

Dr. John Nkengasong

Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC, briefly received training through a Fogarty-supported program. The network he built endured and has had a big impact on his career.


Dr. Patricia Garcia
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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Dr. Patricia Garcia of the School of Public Health and Administration at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru and a former Fogarty trainee also served as her country's minister of health.


Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye
Uganda Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

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​Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, who leads Uganda's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, holds a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University, which he attended on a Fogarty scholarship.