Latin Doctors Get Bio-med Fellowships

News Americas, PHILADELPHIA, PA, Weds. June 15, 2011: Ten outstanding Latin American early-career scientists have been named as Pew Latin American Fellows in Biomedical Sciences.

They include Dr. Guillermo Lehmann Mantaras and Dr. Marina Muzzio of Argentina and Drs. Tatiana Domitrovic, Isabela B. Ramos and Beatriz C. Freita of Brazil.

The program provides $60,000 in salary support over two years for postdoctoral level scientists to work with leading researchers in the United States. Upon returning to Latin America, Fellows receive an additional $35,000 to purchase essential equipment in order to establish research laboratories and promote scientific advancement in their home countries.

The Latin American Fellows Program is one of the Pew Health Group’s two long-standing commitments in this field. The other is the Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, a 26-year funding program supporting America’s early-career scientists at an essential point in their careers.

The Fellows program was launched in 1991 to help develop and advance the scientific network of highly-trained researchers and to foster collaboration between scientists in Latin America and the U.S. To date, Pew has dedicated over $18 million in direct support for more than 200 Latin American Fellows.