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US university consortia receive $26M to train early-career global health researchers
July / August 2017 | Volume 16, Issue 4
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
Fogarty Global Health Research Training Program
Principal institution: Harvard University
Consortium members: Boston University, Northwestern University, University of New Mexico
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wafaie W. Fawzi
Details in NIH RePORTER: Partnership for Global Health Research Training Program (TW010543)
Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship
Principal institution: University of California, Berkeley
Consortium members: Florida International University, Stanford University, Yale University
Principal Investigators: Drs. Lee W. Riley, Michele Barry, Albert Icksang Ko and Purnima Madhivanan
Details in NIH RePORTER: Global Health Equity Scholars Program - D43 Fogarty Training (TW010540)
GloCal Health Fellowship
Principal institution: University of California, San Francisco
Consortium members: University of California, San Diego, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Davis
Principal Investigators: Drs. Craig R. Cohen and Steffanie A. Strathdee
Details in NIH RePORTER: University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars (TW009343)
UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program
Principal institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Consortium members: Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Tulane University
Principal Investigators: Drs. Benjamin H. Chi, Pierre Buekens, Kofi A. Kondwani and Yukari C. Manabe
Details in NIH RePORTER: The UJMT Global Consortium: Building Research Capacity through Mentored Training (TW009340)
Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium
Principal institution: University of Washington
Consortium members: University of Hawaii, University of Michigan and University of Minnesota
Principal Investigators: Drs. Joseph Raymond Zunt, Joseph C. Kolars, Vivek Ramchandra Nerurkar and Shailendra Prasad
Details in NIH RePORTER: Northern/Pacific Universities Global Health Research Training Consortium (TW009345)
VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Consortium
Principal institution: Vanderbilt University
Consortium members: Duke University, Emory University and Weill Cornell Medical College
Principal Investigators: Drs. Douglas Corbett Heimburger and Muktar Hassan Aliyu
Details in NIH RePORTER: Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows (VECDOR) (TW009337)
All awards supported by Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43) (RFA-TW-16-002) in NIH RePORTER.
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