Dr. Luis Salicrup
Specialization: Global Health Science & Innovation
Home institution in US: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Host Institution in India: Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi     
Start date/Month in India: January 2013
Duration of grant: 4 months

Brief Bio:
Dr. Luis Alejandro Salicrup works at the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) managing programs related to basic and clinical cancer research, training and capacity building. Before joining NCI, Dr. Salicrup served as Senior Advisor for Global Health at NIH’s Office of the Director working with the Director of the Office of Technology Transfer on major issues pertaining to global health, capacity building, innovation and international technology transfer.  At the Fogarty International Center (FIC), he served as International Health Research Scientist/Program Director where he advised the FIC Director on research and training activities and programs in Latin America and developing countries. He also was Director of the Center for International Health at the University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Salicrup attended University of Puerto Rico for his undergraduate degree and received his doctorate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers University and Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.  He is a member of several organizations and associations, and is fluent in four languages. His work is published in journals including Nature, Biotechnology Advances and International Microbiology Journal.  He received the NIH Director Outstanding Services Award and was a Fulbright Outstanding Scholar on Global Health and Science and a Diplomacy Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

As a Fulbright Distinguished Chair, Dr. Salicrup will teach a course on Global Health, Science, Technology and Innovation at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that will be open to students, scholars and administrators from universities, research centers and government institutions. The main objectives of the course are to enhance science and technology capabilities for development, to strengthen biomedical innovation capabilities, and to develop a sustainable national scientific innovation program. This program will assist India in increasing and maintaining a highly competitive workforce in the fields of global health, science, technology and innovation.