Cohen’s Fogarty grant will help train Chinese health workers to prevent, treat STDs

 Sept. 11, 2013
Dr. Myron Cohen

Dr. Myron Cohen

Myron Cohen, MD, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center to train medical personnel in southern China to prevent and treat sexually transmitted diseases, including hepatitis B and C.
Cohen is Yeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Epidemiology in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine. He holds a number of leadership positions including associate vice chancellor for medical affairs, director of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), and chief of the  division of infectious diseases in the medical school’s Department of Medicine.
He serves as co-principal investigator on the Fogarty grant with medical school colleague Joseph Tucker, MD, assistant professor of medicine and director of IGHID’s UNC-Project-China.
The award is one of six new Fogarty Center grants totaling $5.6 million. The funding will support new and ongoing infectious disease research training in five low- and middle-income countries including Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Kenya and Pakistan.
Other awards were given to Emory University, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, John Hopkins University, Yale University, and Aga Khan University, in Pakistan.
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