2008-09 Awards Announced for the NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program
The NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program (FICRS) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mans Mitchell and Barbara Szonyi of Cornell University have been selected as scholars for the 2008-2009 class.
Mitchell's fellowship will take place at the Botswana Harvard Partnership at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana.
This year 33 U.S. scholars and 33 "twin" international scholars with similar training and background will be provided with the opportunity to experience clinical research training in developing countries around the world. Szonyi's fellowship will take place at Federal University of Bahía in Salvador, Brazil, in partnership with the Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars program pairs U.S. graduate students with international students in the health sciences, creating strong partnerships and an international community of global health research scholars. These paired scholars receive one year of mentored clinical research training at an NIH-funded advanced research center in a developing country.
Scholars participate in ongoing research at their international field sites, including research on HIV/AIDS and related infections, malaria, sexually transmitted and other chronic diseases, and neurological and dietary issues. These opportunities provide new insights for tomorrow's clinical global health leaders, both in the United States and abroad.
The FICRS program is administered through the Support Center at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Global Health, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. The Support Center and its programming is jointly supported by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institutes of Health's Office of the Director, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the National Center on Minority Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.