First veterinary student wind NIH fellowship

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North Grafton, Mass. –– For the first time since the Fogarty Fellowship was established, a veterinary student was selected as one of 20 annual participants in the National Institutes of Health overseas research program.

NORTH GRAFTON, MASS. –– For the first time since the Fogarty Fellowship was established, a veterinary student was selected as one of 20 annual participants in the National Institutes of Health overseas research program.

Until now, the fellowship was awarded only to those studying human health.

Elliott Garber, a third-year student at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the other students were selected from more than 130 applicants to participate in the "Overseas Fellowship in Global Health and Clinical Research."

The NIH's Fogarty International Center, in partnership with NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and National Institute on Drug Abuse, awarded the one-year fellowships, which provide clinical research training experience in developing countries for graduate-level U.S. students in health professions.

Garber will go to Vellore, India, to study the epidemiology of cryptosporidium and rotavirus — disease and death-causing agents found in contaminated water — in livestock, wildlife and humans.

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