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Dr. Nida Shaikh shares initial results at DEBATE 2017

Dr. Nida Shaikh is a current VECD fellow researching at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation in Chennai. Overall, her research will focus on long-term effects of an individualized coordinated care intervention on dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with co-morbid diabetes and depression: the INDEPENDENT study. Dr. Shaikh recently spoke at DEBATE 2017...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017 in News | Comments Off


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View photos from VECD Conference 2017

View the latest photos from the VECD Conference: Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases here!... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in News | Comments Off


Ambassador Deborah Birx and Douglas Heimburger talk during the conference

VECD Conference: Global health explores future needs

The VECD Conference (Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases) was held in Nashville, TN from January 22-24, 2017. Speakers included Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Fogarty International Center, Douglas Lowy, M.D., Acting Director, National Cancer Institute, along with other notable...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 in News | Comments Off


VECD Alum Making an Impact on Diabetes in Kenya

Dr. Paul Park, a VECD alumni who now serves as the Director of Non-Communicable Disease at Partners in Health (Rwinkwavu, Rwanda), was recently recognized for his contributions to diabetes research efforts in Kenya. The full article can be found on the Duke Global Health Institute website. Congratulations, Dr. Park!... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 in News | Comments Off


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VECD Global Health Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018

The Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Fogarty Global Health Fellowship program is seeking applicants for the 2017-2018 training year. The purpose of this program is to support an 12-month mentored research fellowship for clinical investigators studying diseases and conditions in developing countries and to build international health research capacity. Application and more information are available online.... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in News | Comments Off


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Fellow Steve Sumner Investigates Rise of Motorcycle Injury in Tanzania

2012-2013 VECD Fellow Steve Sumner discusses his work in Tanzania.  ... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in News, Uncategorized | Comments Off


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VECD Program Leader, Nathan Thielman, Receives Duke 2012 Outstanding Mentoring Award

Thielman, MD serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Global Health, based in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke U. Medical Center, and is Director of Duke’s Global Health Residency/ Fellowship Pathway.  He is one of many exceptional mentors in global health from Duke University, and the recipient of Duke University’s 2012 Outstanding Mentoring...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 in News | Comments Off


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Vanderbilt-Vietnam Collaboration to Increase Mental Health Research Capacity in Southeast Asia

Bahr Weiss, PhD, Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development and VECD US Site Director for sites in Vietnam has been awarded a NIH Fogarty International Center / NIMH NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) Lifespan D-43 award, Increasing Mental Health Research Infrastructure in Southeast Asia. This new grant, which began July 20th, 2012, builds on Weiss’...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 in News | Comments Off


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The Consortium at Work: Highlighting Two Fellow Alumnus

Below, Fogarty Fellow Alumnus Dr. Gerald Bloomfield and Dr. Mark Huffman discuss issues in cardiology and global chronic diseases. Drs. Bloomfield & Huffman were introduced at the NIH Orientation for Fogarty Fellows in 2010 before departing for their fellowships to work respectively with Duke University & Moi University, and Emory University & the Public Health...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off


NIH Courts Younger Researchers, Even as It Debates How Far to Go – Government – The Chronicle of Higher Education

NIH Courts Younger Researchers, Even as It Debates How Far to Go – Government – The Chronicle of Higher Education.... KEEP READING

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 in News | Comments Off


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NIH awards $20M to train next generation of global health researchers

April 4, 2012 To help foster the next generation of global health scientists, Fogarty International Center and its partners at the National Institutes of Health are building 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. About $20.3 million in...... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 in News | Comments Off



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