This month the eighth cohort of GloCal Health Fellows begins their year of research directed at finding answers to important global health questions.
The 2019-2020 GloCal fellows come from a wide variety of disciplines, including neurology, dermatology, otorhinolaryngology, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and geography. During their fellowships, these early-career investigators will study critical areas in global health, such as the treatment of HIV and its co-infections in disadvantaged populations around the world, tuberculosis, mental illness, eye health, oral health, and dementia.
“We are very excited to be supporting such a large cohort of fellows this year, with funding from eight different NIH institutes and centers!” says Kimberly Bale, assistant director of the program. “In addition to our primary funder, the Fogarty International Center, fellows are also being supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Eye Institute (NEI), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OSBBR).”
The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The fellowship is designed for US doctoral students, professional students and postdoctoral fellows from any University of California campus, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries. With partners abroad and committed faculty from across UC, GloCal fellows experience top notch mentorship and career development in global health.