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VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowships

The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars, supported by the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health launched a new program to support 400 early-career health scientists on fellowships in 27 countries in 2012.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) leads one of five consortia of U.S. universities supported by The Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars.

Most of the participants in the program are post-doctoral fellows — early-career physicians, veterinarians, dentists and scientists. They receive highly mentored research experience in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, cancer, heart disease and diabetes in premier research institutions located in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Named for it’s four university partners the VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowships represent Vanderbilt University, Emory University, Cornell University and Duke University (VECD).

The VECD Consortium comprises four outstanding institutions with decades-long global partnerships in premier LMIC research institutions located in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Collectively, VECD’s well-funded research portfolio encompasses diverse and complementary topics in communicable and non-communicable diseases. VECDor institutions and faculty have a long history of global engagement, investigative accomplishment, and mentoring excellence, as demonstrated by high-impact global health discoveries by VECD trainees.

The VECD international partners are themselves outstanding research institutions based in low-income (Haiti, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, Rwanda) and middle-income countries (Brazil, Mexico, China, India). All sites conduct NIH-supported research and training and have published extensively in major journals.

For more information, visit the VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowships site at www.vecd.org.