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International Fellowships to Honor Dr. William Foege
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has established the William H. 
Foege Fellowships in Global Health to honor the career and achieve-
ments of one of the world's leading figures in public health. Sup-
ported by a Us$ 5 million endowment, the new fellowship program will 
be housed in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, 
where Dr. Foege holds an appointment as Presidential Distinguished 
Professor.

Beginning in the Fall of 2003, four Foege Fellows per year from de-
veloping countries will study at Emory University for one to two 
years. The fellows will be mid-career professionals who will return 
to governmental or nongovernmental health agencies in their own coun-
tries after residence in Atlanta. They will be chosen on the basis of 
their potential for leadership and their commitment to public health.

During their time at Emory, the Fellows will be expected to develop 
lasting partnerships with mentors at the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention (CDC), The Carter Center, and Care USA, which, along 
with Emory's Rollins School, have helped to establish Atlanta as one 
of the world's leading centers for public health. Over the course of 
his career, Dr. Foege served as director of the CDC, Executive Direc-
tor of The Carter Center, and a member of the CARE board, in addition 
to his service on the faculty at Emory.

Fellows will be issued a laptop computer when they begin the program 
and trained in information retrieval and email. When they leave, they 
will be encouraged to take their laptops with them and maintain the 
relationships they have developed in the U.S. via the Internet.

For complete information, visit:
http://www.gatesfoundation.org 

Contact: 
Annemarie Hou
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tel.: +1-206-619-4456
mailto:annemarie@gatesfoundation.org
http://www.gatesfoundation.org

or 
Sylvia Wrobel
Emory University
Tel.: +1-404-727-4347
Tel.: +1-404-727-5686
mailto:swrobel@emory.edu 

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