Published August 29, 2017
Admire Dube, PhD, has received a NIH Emerging Global Leader Award, through the Fogarty International Center, for his research project regarding nanomedicine and the treatment of tuberculosis. Dube is a pharmaceutical scientist and Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
Dube is also an HIV Research Training Program (HRTP) alumni. He previously held a position as Senior Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria South Africa where he worked on commercializing nanomedicines for malaria and tuberculosis treatment. His research group focuses on developing immune-modulatory nanomedicines for treatment of infectious diseases. He holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Monash University, Australia and Post-doctoral training in nanomedicine from the University at Buffalo.
Fogarty and its NIH partners plan to provide more than $5 million over five years to support twelve additional early-career researchers through the Emerging Global Leader Award. The program helps academic junior faculty and research scientists working at institutions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) transition to research independence at their institutions. Throughout the award, the scientists work with LMIC and U.S. mentors, receiving support for research and career development activities and salary.
Researchers supported by the program work across a wide variety of health-related disciplines. This round of awards will support work in Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda to study HIV self-testing, malaria control, epilepsy, neonatal care, and genetic testing for diabetes, as well as other research areas.
The program's broader goals are to ensure a career pathway for promising LMIC scientists, to strengthen the intellectual capacity of global health research at foreign institutions, and to foster long-lasting research collaborations. Through a sustained period of research career development and training, Fogarty aims to launch the global health research careers of awardees so they become competitive for independent and collaborative research support with U.S. scientists.
Support for the current awards comes from Fogarty, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. The Fogarty International Center's vision is a world in which the frontiers of health research extend across the globe and advances in science are implemented to reduce the burden of disease, promote health, and extend longevity for all people.
Learn more about the Fogarty International Center here.