ICAP Director Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, was appointed by United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to the Fogarty International Center, the international arm of the National Institute of Health (NIH).
The Fogarty Center supports and facilitates global health research conducted by US and international investigators and builds partnerships between health research institutions in the US and abroad. The Center also plays a key role in training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. Fogarty’s advisory board is comprised of researchers, policymakers and others involved in global health.
To date, approximately 5,000 scientists worldwide have received research training through the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board’s programs. It currently funds 400 research and training projects involving more than 100 U.S. universities.
Dr. El-Sadr is a professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and a professor of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. An international expert in epidemiology and research about the prevention and management of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases, she is a 2008 MacArthur Fellow and a member of the Institute of Medicine. In addition to founding ICAP, Dr. El-Sadr also directs the Global Health Initiative at Mailman School of Public Health.