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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. Adolfo Rubinstein
Founding Director, Argentina IECS

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Dr. Adolfo Rubinstein, former Argentine health minister and recipient of numerous Fogarty and NIH grants, discusses Latin America’s noncommunicable disease crisis.


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. 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.


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. Soumya Swaminathan

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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.


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.


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Updated February 2021