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MECOR Awardees

ATS Foundation MECOR Research Awards joined the grants portfolio in 2011. MECOR Research Awards in the amount of $5,000 provide seed funding for outstanding graduates of the ATS Methods in Epidemiological, Clinical, and Operational Research (MECOR) Program to allow them to transition from trainees to investigators.

MECOR graduates hail from developing countries around the globe, including Africa, Latin America, China, India, Indonesia, Turkey, and Vietnam.

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Ozge Yilmaz, MD

“You learn how to teach according to the MECOR way: interactive, getting the students in the work,” says Ozge Yilmaz, MD, who started as a MECOR student in Turkey in 2008 and now serves on the MECOR faculty. Dr. Yilmaz received a 2011 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Award to study food allergen sensitivity as a prognostic factor for wheezing in children.

 

Obianuju Ozoh, MBBS

“MECOR has emboldened me in everything I do. Currently, I’m going to do an asthma insight and reality survey, which is the first asthma preventative study in the whole of Nigeria. And I was able to do that because I had the knowledge and skills from MECOR,” says Obianuju Ozoh, MBBS, a 2015 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Awardee, and senior lecturer at the University of Lagos.


Past MECOR Research Grant awardees include:

  • Bamidele Adeniyi, Federal Medical Center, 2011 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Adebolajo Adeyemo, University of Ibadan, 2011 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Adesuwa Aigbokhaode, Federal Medical Center, 2015 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Maxwell Akanbi, University Teaching Hospital, 2012 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Olayemi Awopeju, Obafemi Awolowo University, 2012 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Adaeze Ayuk, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, 2011 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Chishala Chabala, University Teaching Hospital, 2012 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Juliana Ferreira, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2016 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Michael Iroezindu, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, 2014 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Alphonsus Isara, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, 2013 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Godsent Isiguzo, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, 2014 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Chimusa Patrick de Marie Katoto, Universite Catholique de Bukavu Teaching Hospital, DR Congo, 2016 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Amadohoué Arsene Kpangon, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2015 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Herve Lawin, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2014 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Phuong Nguyen, Vietnam National Lung Hospital, 2016 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Ogonna Nwota Odi Nwankwo, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Nigeria, 2016 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Daniel Obaseki, Obafemi Awolowo University, 2013 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Violet Ongaya, Kenya Medical Research Institute, 2014 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Adebola Orimadegun, University of Ibadan, 2012 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Obianuju Ozoh, University of Lagos, 2015 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Kingsley Ukwaja, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, 2015 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Le Thuong Vu, Cho Ray Hospital, 2013 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Gang Wang, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 2013 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant
  • Ozge Yilmaz, Celal Bayer University, 2011 ATS Foundation MECOR Research Grant

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