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NIH center sets new goals for global health research and training
Date:4/28/2014

at science informs program and policy, and research is responsive to program and policy needs, according to the plan.

Fogarty's new strategic vision is intended to advance the global health research agenda by building on past and current Fogarty investments and successes in a way that responds to the changed landscape in global health. Specific goals and priorities are outlined in five main areas:

  • building research capacity to meet current and future global health challenges

  • stimulating innovation in the development and evaluation of technologies to address global health problems

  • supporting research and research training in implementation science

  • advancing research on prevention and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases and disabilities

  • forming partnerships to advance global health research and research capacity

"By taking science to where the problems are, and by supporting research and research training in areas where the burden of disease is greatest, Fogarty investments will continue to build the health research workforce of the future. This will ensure scientific methods are brought to bear on some of the world's most complex health problems, which are affecting populations both at home and abroad," Glass concluded.

Since it was founded in 1968, Fogarty has provided significant research training to more than 5,000 scientists worldwide. Today, the center funds some 400 research and training projects involving more than 100 U.S. and foreign universities for scientific collaborations on infectious diseases, chronic conditions, brain disorders, tobacco, biodiversity and natural products discovery, implementation science, mobile health and other topics.


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Contact: Ann Puderbaugh
ann.puderbaugh@nih.gov
301-402-8614
NIH/Fogarty International Center
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