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Ambassador Bushnell Visits NIH

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell visited NIH recently at the invitation of the Fogarty International Center. In a special "meet the ambassador" session held at the Stone House, Bushnell spoke about her experiences as ambassador to Guatemala and Kenya, where she was posted at the time of the embassy bombing there, and as a senior diplomat in India, Senegal and within the main State Department complex in D.C.

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell (c) visited NIH recently at the invitation of the Fogarty International Center, whose director, Dr. Gerald Keusch, greeted her, along with FIC deputy director Dr. Sharon Hrynkow.

Bushnell was an early and ardent advocate on the AIDS issue within the Department of State, recognizing the importance of global health issues and the particular role of diplomats in achieving progress to address them. As ambassador, she worked to strengthen labor reform and women's issues among others.

She is currently dean of the school of leadership and management at the State Department's National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Va., which provides training to senior U.S. diplomats going abroad. FIC is working with her and continues to work with others within the Department of State to identify ways to advance biomedical research efforts through diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy.


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