To give the developing world a research boost, the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has begun a new program to pay foreign-born, NIH-trained scientists to work in their home countries.
"These scientists have absolutely top-notch training," said Jennifer Cabe, communications officer at the Fogarty Center. "But it's been a fact of life that for years . . . scientists return home and end up working in a shop or somewhere else where they don't put their skills to use."
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