As of 2008, 20 percent of foreign citizens who earned doctorates in the science, engineering, or health fields in the United States reported returning to their country of origin to work or live, according to the National Science Foundation. By contrast, more than 70 percent of the Pew fellows return to their home countries to set up their own laboratories. In addition to the $30,000-a-year stipend that fellows receive while training in the United States, the program also offers $35,000 to those who go back.
To date, Pew has dedicated more than $18 million in direct support for more than 200 Latin American fellows.
The 2013 Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences and the laboratories in which they will train are:
Estefana Bello, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Eric Kandel, M.D.
Diego Fernandez, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Diana Posadas, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Richard Carthew, Ph.D.
Developmental and RNA biology
Sabrina Sanchez, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Steve Kay, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Genetic regulation and circadian rhythm
Paulo Jos Teixeira, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Jeff Dangl, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plant biology and pathogenesis
Carlos Blondel, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Matthew Waldor, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cell biology and pathogenesis
Marco Contreras, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Jean-Marc Fellous, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Neurobiology and behavior
Andres Herrada, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Dario Vignali, Ph.D.
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