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    Scholars to Receive Fogarty Global Health Equity Fellowship

    Scholars to Receive Fogarty Global Health Equity Fellowship

    Morehouse School of Medicine Scholars Invited to Apply [here]

    Morehouse School of Medicine has been chosen to participate in the Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship awarded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health. Fogarty and its NIH partners are awarding $20 million 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.

    Morehouse School of Medicine postdoctoral fellows, PhD graduate students and medical students are invited to apply for the year-long fellowship for which applications will be due in mid-May. Beginning in September 2012, trainees will undergo a 5-day orientation at the NIH. Over the course of the fellowship, they will participate in long-term research programs led by researchers from consortium institutions at one of ten international partner sites. Approximately 80 research sites are located in low-income countries and emerging economies where long-term relationships between faculty members exist. They represent organizations in China, India, Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Eastern Europe.

    As part of a consortium with the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University and Tulane University, Morehouse School of Medicine has assembled mentors, partnered with training sites, and identified research opportunities focused on preparing researchers to address the new challenges in health that have emerged in the slum areas of urban and rural low- and middle-income countries. Program trainees will study the traditional global health problems such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and maternal and child health, and will address the chronic non-communicable diseases that cause a majority of deaths in developing countries, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

    “In combining the enthusiasm of today's young scientists with the knowledge and wisdom of America's global health leaders, we are forming a powerful network to produce a new generation of stellar researchers capable of working in the global arena,” said Dr. Roger I. Glass, Fogarty's director. “This program will leverage the considerable experience, relationships and infrastructure the 20 U.S. partners have built in developing countries around the globe, together with the depth and diversity of their subject matter expertise, to ensure our alumni are well-equipped to tackle the world's most pressing health problems.”

    The program will enhance the career trajectory of the participants, strengthen the global health research programs at U.S. and foreign institutions, and will bolster networking among program alumni and senior scientist mentors. Eighty percent of the program's trainees will be post-doctoral fellows, with 20 percent entering as doctoral students. The 2012 Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars awards:

    University of California, Berkeley - Consortium Lead
    Florida International University, Miami
    Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
    Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

    University of California Global Health Institute - Consortium Lead
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Consortium Lead
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
    Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Tulane University, New Orleans

    University of Washington, Seattle - Consortium Lead
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. - Consortium Lead
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Duke University, Durham, NC
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA

    This program is funded under grant numbers: TW009340, TW009337, TW009345, TW009338 and TW009343.

    Fogarty, the international component of the NIH, addresses global health challenges through innovative and collaborative research and training programs and supports and advances the NIH mission through international partnerships. For more information, visit:

    About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit