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Ben Chi and Kristin Reed

Benjamin Chi, MD, MSc, director of fellowship programs for the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID), announces Kristin Reed has been appointed lead program manager for IGHID’s fellowships and training office, which includes the flagship UJMT Fogarty Global Consortium.

“Over the past four years, Kristin has been an important part of IGHID, overseeing and managing individual research programs. We are delighted to welcome her to this leadership role as the office continues to grow and evolve.”

Chi says Reed will be working to streamline and standardize how IGHID manages its research training programs, both domestically and globally.

“In the coming months, Kristin will be reaching out to faculty, staff, and collaborators—to learn how the office can best support our growing portfolio.”

Reed earned her MPH from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018, and shortly thereafter began working for IGHID’s Office of Fellowships and Training Programs. Since 2020 and 2021, respectively, she has managed both the WARMHEARTand M-CORP D43 training programs. She assumed the role of interim manager for the Office of Fellowships and Training Programs at the end of 2022. The office currently administers nine NIH-funded training programs (seven D43s and two T32s) and the infectious diseases fellowship.

“An important part of our mission is to build the shared capacity of scientists and health professionals through meaningful and impactful training experiences in global health,” said Myron Cohen, MD, IGHID Director. “We are proud to play a central role in UNC’s efforts to provide this training, rooted in our longstanding partnerships and collaborations around the world.”

The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) at the UNC School of Medicine is an engine for global health research and pan-university collaboration, transforming health in North Carolina and around the world through research, training and service. Capacity building is intrinsic to IGHID’s work on four continents, where students and trainees benefit from years of capacity building and sustained research and scholarship. The Office of Fellowships and Training onboards >65 trainees per academic year and follows 350+ trainees for evaluation and program renewal purposes. Learn more.