Targeted for elimination in the Trump administration's proposed FY18 budget, the Fogarty International Center has drawn vocal support in recent weeks from global health experts.   Fogarty is “still a well kept secret” that deserves support, said Christine Lubinski, vice…

Scientists at US research universities fear they may soon have to do lab work in the dark. President Trump has proposed cutting $7 billion from the NIH budget. HHS Secretary Tom Price says the cost-cutting may target “indirect expenses,” a line item that includes lab…

Under Trump’s budget proposal, the NIH would face massive cuts—including the Fogarty International Center, dedicated to supporting global health research.   With a budget of just under $70 million, the center funds 400 research and training projects involving more than 100…

In the quest for a Zika virus vaccine, the NIH launched the first of 5 clinical trials to test the experimental Zika Purified Inactivated Virus (ZPIV) candidate.   ZPIV, based on the same technology used for a Japanese encephalitis vaccine in 2009, contains inactivated Zika…

During a Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference session earlier this month, Fogarty International Center Director Roger Glass asked the panelists how they distinguish between important and urgent in their global health work. His question struck us as an…

By Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer, the Vitality Group   Late in December 2015, President Obama signed off on a $1.1 trillion 2016 budget. A huge chunk of that covers domestic health (especially through Medicare and Medicaid). In addition, global health is…

After 13 years at the helm of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel now is joining Google to explore how the company’s technological expertise can be applied to mental health issues. A Regret: “I don’t think that the investment we made with the money that…