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Columbia: Launches Yusuf Hamied Fellowships and Announces Inaugural class of Fellows

Columbia Mailman and Board member and public health champion Dr. Yusuf Hamied, in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai, launched the Yusuf Hamied Fellowships to advance interdisciplinary research on urgent public health issues in India. Through short-term residencies in India, faculty Fellows pursue joint research with public health scientists and researchers in Indian educational institutions. In addition, Fellows from peer institutions in India spend time at Columbia Mailman. On March 29, Dean Linda Fried announced the inaugural class of Yusuf Hamied Fellows:

Elena J. Ladas, PhD, RD
Sid and Helaine Lerner Associate Professor for Global Integrative Medicine, Epidemiology, Pediatrics & Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant

Jasmine McDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Bhaven Sampat, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management

Mary Beth Terry, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology

Habib Hasan Farooqui, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor, Indian Institute of PH-Delhi, PH Foundation of India

Surinder K.P. Jaswal, PhD
Deputy Director and Professor, Centre for Health and Mental Health, Tata Inst. of Social Sciences

Aditi Roy, PhD
Research Scientist, Center for Environmental Health, PH Foundation of India

Both a world-renowned scientist and chairman of Cipla, a global pharmaceuticals company, Dr. Hamied has spent much of his career working to ensure access to generic AIDS drugs and other life-saving medications, regardless of patients’ ability to pay. He was influential in pioneering the development of multi-drug combination pills for human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB).

Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, will give the inaugural Yusuf Hamied Distinguished Lecture on April 24.