Views of Fogarty@50

Dr Marcos Espinal, speaks into microphone in a conference room

"My Fogarty training was a defining experience in my career... It opened up my world completely, gave me another view and I fell in love with public health and research."

Dr. Marcos Espinal
Director, Communicable Diseases,
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Former Fogarty trainee


​Since our founding in 1968, Fogarty programs have provided significant research training to about 6,000 scientists worldwide, influencing careers, encouraging collaborations and establishing partnerships. As we begin to mark our 50th year, we are featuring comments from members of our community on how Fogarty programs have aided their careers and advanced their research.

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Dr. Peter Singer
University of Toronto
Grand Challenges Canada

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​"Fogarty's unique, sustained focus on supporting people in their own countries to solve their own problems has been a critical piece of the architecture and development of global health."


Dr. Ruth Nduati
University of Nairobi

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"Fogarty training has given us Africans the skills we need to conduct research, document the illness and look at possible interventions that work in Africa... Fogarty has changed the face of HIV medicine."


Dr. Bill Pape
GHESKIO​ Director

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"I can say that for us in Haiti, Fogarty has been the cornerstone of the entire program. Fogarty support has allowed us to train the leaders in our field, who themselves have trained thousands of others."


Dr. Michèle Ramsay
University of Witwatersrand

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"Researchers in low- to middle-income countries ... often couldn’t do it without Fogarty."


Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Indian CMR

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"I view Fogarty as an organization that brings together people of different backgrounds and gets them to speak one language - the language of science."


Rep. John Edward Fogarty

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"I have always recognized... that just as disease knows no national boundaries so also the benefits of medical research and indeed research itself can know no boundaries."


Dr. Thomas A. Gaziano
Harvard University

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"Fogarty’s requirement you conduct your research and spend time in other countries outside the U.S. is absolutely critical."


Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye
Uganda Science Minister

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"Without Fogarty, I quite simply wouldn’t be who I am today." More

Dr. Francis S. Collins
NIH Director

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"The human consequences of what we do are really quite profound."