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Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Irene Edwards
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Fogarty International Center (FIC) Hosts Two-Day Global Health Symposium

WHAT: "Global Health: A Challenge to Scientists," a two-day symposium to explore the importance of supporting research in global health.
WHY: The symposium, which commemorates FIC's 35th anniversary, spotlights the potential that research holds for diminishing global health disparities and the benefits to all of investing in such research. Prominent scientists, members of Congress, representatives of the U.S. and foreign governments and research institutions, as well as NGOs and the pharmaceutical industry, will address four areas: why global health matters, opportunities and challenges, research across geographic boundaries, and the impact of research capacity building in developing countries.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 20-Wednesday, May 21, 2003
2:30 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20
8:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 21

Natcher Auditorium
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
On the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, Maryland

For additional information and to register for the symposium: http://www.fic.nih.gov/35th/35thsymposium.html.

FIC is the international component of the NIH. It promotes and supports scientific discovery internationally and mobilizes resources to reduce disparities in global health. NIH is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Press releases and other FIC-related materials are available at www.fic.nih.gov.

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